What are the different types of policies?


Global Settings Policy vs Base/Default Policy vs Custom Policies vs Take Home Policy

The Global Settings policy will apply to users in all policies. For example, if you create the policy rule "Global Settings>DENY>disney.com", all users assigned to custom policies as well as the Take Home Policy (if one is configured) will be served the DENY>disney.com rule.

Securly allows users to create an unlimited number of custom policies and the ability to map Organizational Units (OU) to these Policies. This feature allows users granular access control.

The Base/Default policy is the only default policy that Securly ships "Out of the Box".

The Base/Default policy applies to users in two distinct cases:

  1. When they are explicitly assigned Base/Default policy by default or by using the Policy map.
  2. When the user is not logged in to Securly.

Custom Policies are enforced when a OUs user group is assigned to a policy using the Securly UI Policy Map.

Remember that if you make any changes to the GAFE domain OU structure in the admin.google.com UI such as adding or moving a user, you will need to re-import your GAFE domain in the Securly UI.


Take-home Policy

You can create a specialized Take Home Policy using the Policy Editor tool. To create a customized policy enable the check box "Is this a take Home Policy". When this box is enabled the policy will automatically be named Take Home Policy. By default, all users will use the Take Home Policy when created. Only one Take Home Policy can be configured. 

If no Take Home Policy is configured users will use the onsite policy assigned to them.


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