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Use WebBlocker Actions in Proxy Definitions

The basic configuration you created with Subscription Services > WebBlocker > Activate is a WebBlocker action (a set of WebBlocker settings) that you can apply to an HTTP or HTTPS proxy definition. From Policy Manager, you can define additional WebBlocker actions if you want to apply different settings to different proxies.

Define Additional WebBlocker Actions

  1. Select Setup > Actions > WebBlocker.
    The WebBlocker Configurations dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker Configurations dialog box

  1. Click Add. Or, to define a new action based on an existing one, select that action and click Clone.
  2. Configure the WebBlocker action as described in Configure WebBlocker.

Add WebBlocker Actions to a Policy

  1. Double-click the HTTP-Proxy policy.
    The Edit Policy Properties dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Policy tab.
  3. Adjacent to the Proxy action drop-down list, click .
    The HTTP Proxy Action Configuration dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the Edit Proxy Action Configuration dialog box

  1. From the categories list, select WebBlocker.
  2. From the WebBlocker drop-down list, select the WebBlocker action you want to apply.

For two examples of how to use WebBlocker actions with policies, see Configure WebBlocker Policies for Groups with Firebox Authentication and Configure WebBlocker Policies for Groups with Active Directory Authentication.

Schedule WebBlocker Actions

You can set an operating schedule for the policy. You can use the predefined settings in the drop-down list or create custom schedules. You use these time periods to set rules for when to block different websites. For example, you can block sports websites during usual business hours of operation, but allow users to browse at lunch time, evenings, and weekends.

To set a schedule for a policy:

  1. Open the policy to edit it, and select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select a schedule from the drop-down list, or click the New/Clone icon to make a new schedule.
    For more information, see Create Schedules for Firebox Actions.
  3. Configure an HTTP policy that uses the schedule.

You can also configure two HTTP or HTTPS policies, but create a schedule for only one of them. Each policy uses one of the proxy actions. Each of these proxy actions points to one of at least two WebBlocker actions.

See Also

About the HTTP-Proxy

About the HTTPS-Proxy

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