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Custom URL category not matching in security policy

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On my PA 9.1.0 firewall, Ive created a custom URL category 'Akamai' with a url list comprising *.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com

In my security policy i have a rule allowing any source (trust zone) to reach any destination (untrust zone) via any protocol and any application. The rule specifies 'Akamai' under the Services/URL category. log and allow is set.  Any ideas why my rule is not matching?  I see likely traffic falling through to a later rule.

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Hi @JimMcGrady ,

 

If you don't decrypt then the firewall can't see the url ... it will be encrypted.

In that case the firewall will rely on the certificate information or the SNI to identify the category.

 

URL CATEGORIZATION IN SSL AND POLICY LOOKUP WORK-FLOW 

 

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-Kiwi.

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Hi @JimMcGrady ,

 

Can you add some more details ?

Is it SSL traffic ? If so are you decrypting it correctly ? How is the traffic identified by the firewall ?

 

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-Kiwi.

 
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It is https (ssl) traffic. I am not decrypting. However i would have thought the rule would match on URL rather than on content.

This is the procedure i have followed

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClJKCA0

Community Team Member

Hi @JimMcGrady ,

 

If you don't decrypt then the firewall can't see the url ... it will be encrypted.

In that case the firewall will rely on the certificate information or the SNI to identify the category.

 

URL CATEGORIZATION IN SSL AND POLICY LOOKUP WORK-FLOW 

 

Cheers,

-Kiwi.

LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
Cheers,
Kiwi
Please help out other users and “Accept as Solution” if a post helps solve your problem !

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