We want to allow youtube edu videos for everyone on our network, but still block youtube for students. Youtube has a set up walkthrough that helps, but I need some assistance thinking this through. So any assistance would be helpful. I have posted the directions below...
In order to access YouTube for Schools you will likely need help from your school's network administrator so please share this information with him or her. This sign up process should only take minutes! Before you begin, make sure your school meets the following requirements:
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Your network should now be able to access the YouTube for Schools version of YouTube.com. You can grant unrestricted access to additional YouTube accounts (such as teachers) and approve additional videos for viewing in your school.
This functionality will likely only be available for customers who have migrated to PANDB and even then i would suggest this would only be for things like SAFESEARCH .. things like YouTube for EDU will likely not be supported anytime soon .. our deployment is about 50K users spread over 100 virtual systems and we realised very early on that for anything that requires a rewrite it would need to be done off-box (we use F5)
Here are some of our code-snippets
We have been asking for this feature since we migrated to PA from Websense, which had it. We had been using Youtube Safety mode instead, not perfect but better than nothing, and now that is not working since the Google merge. We need this functionality! We are a K3-12 school district. Hope it will come soon.
Why doesn't this post get a response from PA? Not just a moderator, some one with some impact that can really answer to this issue. It's not like an issue that has not been addressed in the security world, other companies have addressed and resolved it. PA needs to give this some serious attention.
How about it Palo Alto?
For now we are using a workaround that sends youtube traffic through a proxy so we can do a url-rewrite. We use a pac file for students that is applied via gpo. That pac file then drops all traffic locally except for the youtube traffic which is sent to a squid proxy server. In squid you can do a url-rewrite with a perl script. Its a big band-aid but it works for now.
I agree with MemphisBrothers - not sure why this hasnt been responded to.
I'm a representative from Palo Alto Networks, and have been following this thread. Please know that we are monitoring these forums, and posts/requests like this do not go unnoticed. For those of you that would like to add your input for a feature request, I would suggest that you communicate with your SE or Sales representative so that we can accurately capture all components of your request. We cannot discuss roadmap items - whether they be additions or existing items - on these forums.
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