We are increasingly seeing the need for a URL rewrite feature - we had hoped to use it for one of the ways to force Google SafeSearch (vs. the existing option of blocking searches using an app signature)
We now would like to use YouTube for Schools, which depends on URL modification:
A) Add new HTTP header ruleModify your hardware filter or proxy server settings so that all outgoing traffic to youtube.com contains the following custom HTTP header. The ID to use in the HTTP header configuration, written below, is an example of a unique ID for your school’s network only. If your school is blocked at the district level, this HTTP header is then unique to the district network.Example:
X-YouTube-Edu-Filter:ABCD1234567890abcdefField Name: X-YouTube-Edu-Filter
Description: When YouTube sees this header and an accompanying valid school ID in the incoming traffic, YouTube will serve a limited EDU-only site to all computers behind the school hardware filter.
Field Value Format: alphanumeric [a-z][A-Z][0-9]
Field Value Length: up to 44 characters
B) Create URL parameter rewrite ruleIf your hardware filter not support HTTP header modification, please rewrite all outgoing URLs to youtube.com by appending the parameter “edufilter” at the end. Exclude the &edufilter parameter from these file types: .css, .gif, .png, .js, .xml
Is/will there be any way to do this in PanOS 4.1? We are upgrading over the holiday break.
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Thank you for your feedback! PAN-OS 4.1 does not support the ability to do "URL Rewrites" as you describe, but we are currently looking into YouTube for Schools and what it would mean to support it.
If you haven't already, please have your rep file a feature request on your behalf so that we may properly gauge customer need for this feature.
Any news on this one? YouTube for Schools & enforcing safe search are key features that we're after. Certainly the safe search has been logged as a feature request with our supplier for about 12 months.
I was asking for news, rather than a specific update, a poor choice of words on my part but I can infer that its still a little way off.
Very useful links Mikand, Many thanks :smileyhappy:
I'll see if I can work out how to do similar in PanOS 4.1, there's no better way to learn a new piece of kit than jumping right in!
I also need the ability for URL rewrites for Google safesearch and YouTube. Is this on the roadmap? Do you have any kind of ETA? We just implemented Palo Alto and lacking the ability for us to do this is crippling. Thank you for any update you can provide.
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