Configure HTTP/HTTPS filter parameters used to filter certain types of inbound or outbound web traffic.


  1. On the Secure Access Resources screen, click the HTTP/HTTPS Traffic Filters tab and then click Add.
    The HTTP/HTTPS Traffic Filter Settings screen appears.
  2. Specify a name for the filter and add an optional description.
  3. Optionally, select one or more request methods to match the filter.

    Supported request methods

    Requests a representation of the specified resource including the request or response body
    Submits data from the request body to the specified resource. This may result in the creation of a new resource or the update of existing resources.
    Uploads a representation of the specified resource
    Requests a representation of the specified resource without the request or response body, useful for retrieving only meta-information from headers
    Deletes the specified resource
  4. Optionally, specify applicable URLs for the filter.
    • Select Any specified URL host name or IP address to include host names or IP addresses (including port numbers, if any).
    • Select Any specified URL path to include specific URL paths. Do not start paths with slashes (/) or include query-related question marks (?).
    Applicable URLs support both ? and * wildcards. ? matches any single character while * matches any number of any characters.
    URL Host Name or IP Address
    URL Path matches only. matches only.
    www.example.c? matches but not matches but not
    * matches and
    To match all URLs with paths including news, type *news*.
  5. Specify the filter parameters.
    1. Select Request for outbound request traffic or Response for inbound response traffic.
    2. Specify the header field.
      Only header fields that follow HTTP/HTTPS naming standards are supported. Common header fields include:
      • User-Agent: Specifies the details of the user agent
      • Content-Type: Specifies the type of content
      • Content-Length: Specifies the size of the content in 8-bit bytes
      • Content-Disposition: Identifies specific content types along with associated file names
    3. Select the desired operator from the drop-down list.
      Available operators include both string value (keyword) matching operators and integer value comparison operators.
      • CONTAINS: The header field contains the specified keyword. Multiple keywords have an OR relationship.
      • NOT CONTAINS: The header field does not contain the specified keyword. Multiple keywords have an AND relationship.
      • =, ≠, ≥, ≤: The header field contains an integer that equals, does not equal, is greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to the specified integer value.
      • EXISTS: The header includes the specified header field.
      • NOT EXISTS: The header does not include the specified header field.
    4. Enter the desired value as a string or integer if necessary.
    5. Add additional filter parameters by clicking Add.
  6. Click Save.
Traffic filters are triggered from internet access control rules only when all specified parameters, including request methods and URLs, are matched.