Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: How to Create a Custom URL Filtering Report

How to Create a Custom URL Filtering Report

Created On 08/05/19 19:21 PM - Last Updated 08/05/19 19:48 PM
URL Filtering


This document describes how to create a custom report based on specific URLs or all the URLs a specific user or a group has visited.


Note: The url categories have to be set to alert/block actions to show up in the report/URL logs.

  1. Go to Monitor -> Manage Custom Reports
  2. Select the database as URL Log
  3. Add the columns that are of interest to Selected Columns
  4. For the query builder, if the report needs to show URLs related to a particular domain, enter the filter as url contains followed by the group or the user on which the report should be generated. If all the URLs are required for a particular user/group, select only the user.src field as the query.
    Note: The query for a user is user.src eq 'username', whereas for a group it is user.src in 'group_name'.
  5. Click on "Run Now" and a report will appear. The following example is a report grouped by the user and queried on "w3schools":
  6. The report can be exported to PDF, CSV, or an XML and can also be scheduled by checking the Schedule checkbox in report setting.

Note: Make sure that URL Filtering and Log at Session End are configured in the security policy (Policies > Security):


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