admin override an URL and set a cookie

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admin override an URL and set a cookie

L0 Member

Hello world,

when using the "admin override" function, I thought that PA is seting a session cookie for the browser.

Unfortunatly, it looks like, the PA is just storing the source IP.

When using a proxy, all connections of the overriden page are from the same IP. Thus one guy having the right override password can enable access for *all* users of that proxy.  😕 I've just tested that with two seperate machines using the same proxy.

Isn't there a chance of seting a cookie into the browser?

How have you guys solved above situation?

Cheers and a lot of thanks



L4 Transporter

Currently the Admin Override function is designed to remeber the IP address. If all your users are connected through a proxy, then yes they will all be allowed. There is no work around for this setup, short from removing the Proxy.


Hi Dominic,

thanks for that answer. At least I'm shure of not geting it to work now. 🙂

The actual point is, that I need to have some special users to have access to URL-groups others have not. The proxy is unfotunatly mandatory. 😕

There would be a way of geting the proxy to do the authentication, if he would know which category the URL is in. Is there a way of geting the URL-Filter data file from the PA-500? If I could download it to my squid, there would be ways of implement that information into the proxy.

Thanks a lot anyway for your help.

very best regards


Hi Pauli,

if I can, why you placed PA after the Proxy and not before?

In this way you can't see real applications or users making traffic.


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