Configuring the Global Approved URL List

The global Approved URL List overrides the Web Reputation and URL Filtering settings for Windows/Mac/Android/Chromebook.

  1. Go to POLICIES > Global Exception Lists.
  2. Click Approved URL List.
  3. To add an exception:
    1. Click Add.
    2. Specify the approved URL.
      Table 1. Approved URL List




      Approved URL List

      • The Approved URL List takes precedence over the Blocked URL List.

      • Approving or blocking a URL implies approving or blocking all of its sub domains.

      • The * wildcard character is allowed

        For more information, see the Wildcard Support table below.

      • Use commas, semicolons, or the ENTER key to separate multiple entries

      • Do not use the following characters: " < > |

      • HTTPS URLs are not supported on Mac endpoints


      • http://*


      Table 2. Wildcard Support


      Supported Format

      Invalid Format

      The * character matches zero or more characters

      The following URLs using the wildcard are acceptable:


      • http://*

      Filtering only supports the FQDN, not the path. For example:

      •* would become*

      • http://www.ex**.* would become http://www.ex**

      The following URLs ending with a wildcard are not acceptable:


      • http://www.example.*


      • http://*.example.*

      The following URLs with the wildcard as the last character in the host name are not acceptable:

      • http://www.example.*/test/abc.html would become http://www.example.*/*

      •*/123/ would become*/*

    3. Click Add.
  4. To edit an exception:
    1. Click the URL in the list.
    2. Update the exception.
    3. Press the ENTER key to save the changes.
  5. To delete an exception, point to the exception and click in the last column of the list.
  6. If an administrator feels that a URL has been misclassified, go to the following website:
  7. Click Save.