URL Categorization of SSL Websites

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URL category will only apply to traffic that is valid HTTP/HTTPS.  In the case of non-http traffic, the URL category is ignored as a matching criteria by design.

URL categorization will happen for SSL regardless of whether it is HTTP inside or not. It is not possible to tell what protocol is inside without SSL Decryption so the categorization is done either by IP or via the Common Name from the SSL certificate or Server Name Indication (SNI). 

 

owner: ppatel

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This little gem is worthy of mention in the URL filtering chapter of the Admin Guide, .  Most people do not understand this fact.  It probably belongs in the PAN-DB URL Categorization Workflow section.