Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: How to Allow a Single Vimeo Video and Block All Other Vimeo Videos

How to Allow a Single Vimeo Video and Block All Other Vimeo Videos

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Created On 02/08/19 00:00 AM - Last Updated 02/08/19 00:01 AM
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Please follow these following steps to allow a single Vimeo video (Example - player.vimeo.com/video/71574621), for all users while blocking all other Vimeo videos:

  1. Create a custom URL category inside Objects > Custom Objects > URL Category and click add to create a new URL category, then click add again to add the URL as below. 
    player.vimeo.com/video/71574621
    vimeo1.JPG

  2. Next, go to Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering. Click on the URL filtering name you want to use and then inside the allow list of the url filtering profile, add the following URLs:
            player.vimeo.com/video/71574621
            *.vimeo.com
            *.vimeocdn.com
            player.vimeo.com/log
            player.vimeo.com/crossdomain.xml
            av.vimeo.com/crossdomain.xml
            player.vimeo.com/play_redirect
            a.vimeocdn.com/p/2.1.18/js/player.js
            a.vimeocdn.com/p/2.1.18/css/player.css
            *.*.vimeocdn.com
    vimeo2.JPG

  3. Add this URL filtering profile in the security policy to restrict/allow this Vimeo video.
  4. Commit to make these changes take affect.  

Note: This allows all users to access this single Vimeo video while blocking the rest of Vimeo. A decryption policy may need to be enabled, so that the Palo Alto Networks firewall can identify the Vimeo link properly.



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