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Administration Guide

Managing the Web Filter exclusion list

You can add websites to the exclusion list and set the permission to allow, block, monitor, or exempt.

For information on URL formats, type, and action, see the FortiOS Handbook.

To add items to the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.
  2. Under Exclusion List, click Add to add URLs to the exclusion list.

    If the website is part of a blocked category, an allow permission in the Exclusion List would allow the user to access the specific URL.

  3. Configure the following settings:

    Exclusion List

    Select to exclude URLs that are explicitly blocked or allowed. Use the add icon to add URLs and the delete icon to delete URLs from the list. Select a URL and select the edit icon to edit the selection.

    URL

    Enter a URL or IP address.

    Action

    Select one of the following actions:

    • Allow: Allow access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action.
    • Deny: Deny access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action.
    • Monitor: Allow access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action. A log message is generated each time a matching traffic session is established.

    Type

    Select one of the following pattern types:

    • Regular Expression
    • Wildcard
    • URL
  4. Click OK.
To edit items in the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusion List, click an item, and click Edit.

    The Edit dialog box displays.

  3. Edit the settings and click OK to save the changes.
To remove items from the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusion List, click one or more items in the exclusion list.

    A checkmark displays beside the selected items.

  3. Click Remove.

    The selected items are removed from the exclusion list.

Managing the Web Filter exclusion list

You can add websites to the exclusion list and set the permission to allow, block, monitor, or exempt.

For information on URL formats, type, and action, see the FortiOS Handbook.

To add items to the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.
  2. Under Exclusion List, click Add to add URLs to the exclusion list.

    If the website is part of a blocked category, an allow permission in the Exclusion List would allow the user to access the specific URL.

  3. Configure the following settings:

    Exclusion List

    Select to exclude URLs that are explicitly blocked or allowed. Use the add icon to add URLs and the delete icon to delete URLs from the list. Select a URL and select the edit icon to edit the selection.

    URL

    Enter a URL or IP address.

    Action

    Select one of the following actions:

    • Allow: Allow access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action.
    • Deny: Deny access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action.
    • Monitor: Allow access to the website regardless of the URL category or sub-category action. A log message is generated each time a matching traffic session is established.

    Type

    Select one of the following pattern types:

    • Regular Expression
    • Wildcard
    • URL
  4. Click OK.
To edit items in the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusion List, click an item, and click Edit.

    The Edit dialog box displays.

  3. Edit the settings and click OK to save the changes.
To remove items from the exclusion list:
  1. On the Web Filter tab, click the Settings icon.

    The Settings page displays.

  2. Under Exclusion List, click one or more items in the exclusion list.

    A checkmark displays beside the selected items.

  3. Click Remove.

    The selected items are removed from the exclusion list.