What are the rules and restrictions of using *, . ,? , &, =, and / in the Allow/Deny list for Global or Custom Policies?

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Securly lets you add various keywords and URLs to the Allow/Deny list to help you customize filtering for your students. Here are some rules to consider when adding URLs with special characters in the Allow/Deny list for Global or Custom Policies.

  1. A forward slash (/) is allowed only with a valid FQDN pattern. This means that there must be at least one dot (.) before the first forward slash (/) in a URL.
    1. Example of a valid entry: domain.com/abc
    2. Example of an invalid entry: domain/abc.xyz or domain/
  2. A forward slash (/) and an asterix (*) cannot co-exist in an entry.
    1. Example of an invalid entry: domain.com/abc*xyz
  3. The entry cannot include a question mark (?) and an equal to sign (=) in the path after the forward slash (/).
    1. Example of an invalid entry: domain.com/abc=tyd or domain.com/abc?ytd
  4. Any site with an ampersand (&) is not allowed.
    1. Example of an invalid entry:  https://www.abc.com/search/?size=10&q=xy

To learn more about how to allow/deny a specific webpage on a website, click here.

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