URL Category Action = None?

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URL Category Action = None?

Hmm, Page 148 of the 4.0 Admin Guide lists all the category actions except 'none'.

What is 'none'? It doesn't seem to do anything. If i select it and click OK, the action has gone back to 'allow' when I reopen the URL profile.

I have two main pools of users: employees and students.

I'd like to make custom URL categories for employee-block, employee-allow, student-block, and student-allow to hold local exceptions where we overrule BrightCloud. Means I can enter once and use in multiple places instead of putting local exceptions directly in the 'block list' and allow list' multiple times.

When I edit the URL Filtering Profile for Employees I'd like it to completely ignore the two student categories. Same in reverse for the Student URL Profile.

Scott Bremner

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Re: URL Category Action = None?


none = take no action which is equivalent to "allow"

You will need to approach your configuration challenges slightly differently than you have outlined in your post.

In most environments employees will be allowed to do more than students. With this in mind you could make sure that the URL profile for students is blocking the employee categories and that the URL profile for employees is allowing the student category.

And if this seems overly cumbersome you can always talk to your sales team and submit a feature request with them to modify how the feature is implemented on the Palo Alto Networks products.


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