How to Allow File Downloads from a Specific URL

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How to Allow File Downloads from a Specific URL

L1 Bithead

Hello all,

Is there a way to allow file download/upload from a specific URL? We currently block most file downloads/uploads however we have specific website that users upload and download attachments toover https.


Thank you all for your help!


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

You would have to have a specific rule that is associated with a File Blocking profile, simply build a rule above that one without your File Blocking profile assigned and then it will work perfectly fine. 


That was my thoughts excatly, however I am not getting the desired behavior. I've create a new security poliy rule above the one that contains the default file blocking this new rule I have file blocking profile set to none. For the second part of my qusestion, trying limit this rule to hit only on a specific URL I've done the following.


Create a new custom URL category called FileDownloadURLs, within that Custom URL category I've put in * which is the specific URL we want to allow file uploads and downloads. 


Now back to the security rule I created above, I've selected in URL Category section the "FileDownloadURLs" custom category Icreated.


Issue is when browsing to the site and tyring to upload, I am seeing in the threat logs it is being blocked by the security policy at the bottom? So it's not hitting the one I created.


Before I go more into this...Is this the best way to limit file downloads based on a single URL or domain?

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