Whitelisting allowed websites

Whitelisting allowed websites

In this article you will learn how to whitelist websites with BrowseControl’s URL Allow List.

Just as with the URL Block List, when you whitelist websites with the Allow List you can control internet access based on groups of users or computers. This allows you to whitelist websites for some users without allowing them for all users.

Whitelisting websites can be used in one of two ways:

  • To only allow access to websites that are on the Allow List (whitelist). This method is best used when the internet access of a user/computer needs to be strictly regulated to a list of approved websites
  • To block access to a content category with the category filtering feature while still allowing access to specific websites that would normally be blocked. For example, you can block the Social Networks category and add LinkedIn.com to the Allow List (whitelist).

How to Only Allow Access to Specific Sites (Whitelist Websites)

  1. On the CurrentWare Console, select the BrowseControl solution.
  2. Under the Groups menu, choose the group you want to restrict, click on Internet  and select OFF. This will disable their Internet access completely.
  3. Click on the URL Filter  to modify your Allowed list.
  4. Enter the URLs that you want to allow in the text box in the window. Click on the Add button.
  5. Click the “Allowed List” tab on the right pane.
  6. Select all the URLs you wish to make available to the Client computers,
  7. Click on the button to move the entries to the Allowed List on the right pane.
  8. Click Apply to Clients.
  9. Once enforced, your end users will only have access to the websites on the Allowed List.



How to Allow a Website That is Blocked by the Category Filter

If you’ve used the category filtering feature to block unwanted websites based on their content, you may want to make exceptions for specific websites. Here’s how you can use the allow list to whitelist specific websites that would otherwise by blocked by the category filter.

  1. On the CurrentWare Console, select the BrowseControl solution.
  2. Click on the URL Filter  to modify your Allowed list.
  3. Enter the URLs that you want to allow in the text box in the window. Click on the Add button.
  4. Click the “Allowed List” tab on the right pane.
  5. Select all the URLs you wish to make available to the Client computers,
  6. Click on the button to move the entries to the Allowed List on the right pane.
  7. Click Apply to Clients.
  8. Once enforced, your end users will now have access to the websites that were previously blocked by the category filtering feature



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