URL filtering Profile - URL in allow list does not work.

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URL filtering Profile - URL in allow list does not work.

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PAN-OS 5.08

I have a security police to which applied a URL filtering Profile.

I have blocked the category "social-networking" and I need to allow "twitter.com"

I tried putting the URL in allow List:




But it does not work.

I have also tried creating a Custom URL Category but neither works.

How can I do this ?

Diego C


L6 Presenter

could you pleaase add also "twitter.com"

L5 Sessionator

Hi Diego,

Change the custom category to following format :



Remove other urls for twitter, commit the changes and see if that works. Hope this helps. Thank you.

L5 Sessionator

Hello Diego,

If you are not implementing ssl-decryption and want to do custom url-filtering for encrypted sites please take a look at the certificate of the sites and use the "CN-name" or "Issued-to" in Custom URL category to block or allow those URLs.

Hope this helps.


Hari Yadavalli

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