Can URL Profiles be used if there is No URL Filtering License?

Can URL Profiles be used if there is No URL Filtering License?

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Created On 09/25/18 17:36 PM - Last Modified 07/29/19 17:51 PM


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Overview

Yes, but the only way to use URL filtering profiles without licenses is to create the custom URL categories and manually assign list of URLs into the custom category.

 

Steps

  • Go to Objects > Custom Objects > URL category.
  • Click 'Add' to create a new profile.
  • Manually enter the list of URLs that needs to be included.

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  • Go to Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.
  • Create a URL filtering profile and browse through the custom category. Marked with an asterisk.
  • Mark an action block.

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  • Go to Policies > Security.
  • In the security rule select the URL profile to the one created in above steps.

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  • Commit the configuration.
  • The URLs that are listed in the custom category will be blocked per specified action above.

 

Note: You can not use the default URL categories listed on the device without licenses.

You would get "No valid URL filtering license" warnings when you commit.

 

Alternate Solution :

 

Instead of creating URL profile:

 

1.Create a custom object under Objects >> Custom Objects >> URL Category
2. Create an object called  with string or pattern that you would want to block. Ex: "*.example.com" etc.
3. In the security policy call the above-created Category with action "deny".

Example:
T-U-Url {
from L3-Trust;
source any;
source-region none;
to L3-Untrust;
destination any;
destination-region none;
user any;
category Example;
application/service any/any/any/any;
action deny;
terminal no;
}
4. With this you would not  get the warning message  about"No valid URL filtering license" 

 

 



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