How do I allow or block websites and custom keywords?

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The Securly admin console lets you allow or block additional websites/domains or keywords in addition to those in the Securly database. You can either add these domains and keywords at the global level or at individual policy level.

Global level settings

Any domains or keywords added to the Global Allow or Block list here will be applicable to the entire user base.

  1. Login to your Securly portal.
  2. Navigate to Policy Editor > Global Settings > Allow/Block and add the domains or keywords there.

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Use the following formats when adding to the list

  1. Domain - abc.com
  2. Subdomain - *.abc.com
  3. Keyword - *keyword* (Note that this will allow you to block/allow specific keywords without compromising the overall filtering policy for that category of words.)

Note that any domains you add to the Global Block List which are not present in our database would be sent to PageScan for further analysis. 

Policy level settings

Any domains or keywords added to the Allow or Block list here will be applicable only to users who have been assigned that particular policy.

  1. Login to your Securly admin console
  2. Navigate to Policy Editor and select the policy for which you want to add to the Allow/Block list.

Use the following formats when adding to the list

  1. Domain - abc.com
  2. Domain - abc.com/xyz (Note that this will allow you to block/allow the specific URL without blocking/allowing the base domain.)
  3. Keyword - *keyword*

Note the Default Policy does not have an allow list by design. The Default Policy should be your most strict policy.  If you would like to allow some for the default policy, instead add it to the Global allow.

You can also write to us and submit domains to be added to the Securly database.

If you are using Securly's old UI, please check out the KB here

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