API command to know URL Category


Changes to the LIVEcommunity experience are coming soon... Here's what you need to know.

L2 Linker

API command to know URL Category

Hi Team,


I would like to know is there a command from the API where we can export all the Allowed Categories or List of All Categories in URL categories.


The issue is when trying /config/predefined/url-categories it only gives partial data which looks like only for alert and block category while the remaining categories are not listed. As the command says it is only for pre-define, anything for custom

category is not shown.


Any thoughts on this will be of much appreciated.



Sriram M

Tags (1)
L1 Bithead

This will show all pre-defined as well as custom categories for a URL profile:


https://<firewall IP or URL>/api/?&type=config&action=get&xpath=/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/profiles/url-filtering/entry[@name='<URL profile name>']&key=<API key>


If you need a list of all available categories, you can use this instead:


https://<firewall IP or URL>/api/?&type=config&action=get&xpath=/config/predefined/url-categories


It spits out the following:


<response status="success" code="19">
<result total-count="1" count="1">
<entry name="sports" id="10"/>
<entry name="travel" id="11"/>
<entry name="hobbies-and-recreation" id="12"/>
<entry name="gambling" id="13"/>
<entry name="health-and-medicine" id="14">
<entry name="news" id="20"/>
<entry name="finance-and-investment" id="25">
<entry name="government" id="40"/>
<entry name="arts" id="50"/>
<entry name="entertainment" id="51"/>
<entry name="job-search-and-career-development" id="60"/>
<entry name="education" id="70"/>
<entry name="computing-and-internet" id="75"/>
<entry name="advertisements-and-popups" id="76"/>
<entry name="shopping" id="80">
<entry name="adult-or-sexually-explicit" id="90"/>
<entry name="criminal-activity" id="91"/>
<entry name="intolerance-and-hate" id="92"/>
<entry name="violence" id="93"/>
<entry name="weapons" id="94"/>
<entry name="intimate-apparel-and-swimwear" id="95"/>
<entry name="personals-and-dating" id="96"/>
<entry name="photo-searches" id="97"/>
<entry name="proxies-and-translators" id="98"/>
<entry name="hosting-sites" id="99"/>
<entry name="business" id="100"/>
<entry name="motor-vehicles" id="1101"/>
<entry name="games" id="1202"/>
<entry name="illegal-drugs" id="1403"/>
<entry name="alcohol-and-tobacco" id="1404"/>
<entry name="sex-education" id="1490"/>
<entry name="blogs-and-forums" id="2002"/>
<entry name="chat" id="3001"/>
<entry name="society-and-culture" id="3003"/>
<entry name="food-and-dining" id="3004"/>
<entry name="religion" id="3006"/>
<entry name="real-estate" id="3010"/>
<entry name="reference" id="7001"/>
<entry name="kids-sites" id="7003"/>
<entry name="downloads" id="7501"/>
<entry name="search-engines" id="7503"/>
<entry name="hacking" id="7504">
<entry name="spyware" id="7505"/>
<entry name="web-based-e-mail" id="7507"/>
<entry name="streaming-media" id="7509"/>
<entry name="phising-and-fraud" id="9101"/>
<entry name="tasteless-and-offensive" id="9301"/>
<entry name="fashion-and-beauty" id="9501"/>
<entry name="peer-to-peer" id="9801"/>
<entry name="infrastructure" id="9802"/>
<entry name="philanthropic-and-professional-orgs" id="9803"/>
<entry name="ringtones-or-mobile-phone-downloads" id="9804"/>
<entry name="spam-urls" id="9805"/>
<entry name="politics" id="9806"/>
<entry name="allow-list" id="14000"/>
<entry name="block-list" id="15000"/>
<entry name="not-resolved" id="16380"/>
<entry name="none" id="16381"/>
<entry name="license-expired" id="16382"/>
<entry name="unknown" id="16383"/>
Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!