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Web filter configuration can be separated into profile configuration and profile overrides.

You can also override web filter behavior based on the FortiGuard website categorization:

  • Use alternate categories (web rating overrides): this method manually assigns a specific website to a different Fortinet category or a locally-created category.
  • Use alternate profiles: configured users or IP addresses can use an alternative web filter profile when attempting to access blocked websites.
Note

Some features of this functionality require a subscription to FortiGuard Web Filtering.

The following topics provide information about web overrides:

Web filter configuration can be separated into profile configuration and profile overrides.

You can also override web filter behavior based on the FortiGuard website categorization:

  • Use alternate categories (web rating overrides): this method manually assigns a specific website to a different Fortinet category or a locally-created category.
  • Use alternate profiles: configured users or IP addresses can use an alternative web filter profile when attempting to access blocked websites.
Note

Some features of this functionality require a subscription to FortiGuard Web Filtering.

The following topics provide information about web overrides: