“URL” tab

This tab provides an overview of customized categories and their classified URLs.

URL category table

The URL category screen consists of 2 parts: a first part for URL customized categories and a second part for the URLs.

When configuring these categories, you can perform the following actions:

Add a customized category

Creates a new category. By clicking on this button, a new line will appear, allowing you to indicate the name of the category and comments if necessary.

Delete

Deletes an existing category. Select the line to be deleted and click on this button. A following message will appear and if the category is in use, the message will inform you and ask you what you wish to do.

Check usage

Allows checking if the selected category is used in a configuration.

 

When you click on this button, a panel will appear in the module directory to indicate the modules that use the URL of this category.

Check URL classification

Allows checking whether a URL belongs to a category. This search will be conducted in the customized and dynamic categories as well. This will help to determine if it needs to be added to a category.

 

When you click on this button, a panel will appear at the bottom of the tab and display the categories that contain this URL.

The table sets out the elements indicated below:

URL group

Name of the URL category.

Comments

Description of the URL category.

REMARK

The number of characters for a URL category is restricted to 255.

URL table

Format

The list of Characters allowed and the following syntax indications are valid only for URLs. URL categories are not affected by format restrictions.

A URL mask may contain wildcards and use the following syntax:

*

replaces a character string.

 

Example: *.company.com allows defining the internet domain of the company called COMPANY.

?

replaces a character.

 

Example: ???.company.com is equivalent to www.company.com or to ftp.company.com but not to www1.company.com.

A URL mask can contain a full URL (example: www.company.com*) or keywords contained in the URL (example: *mail*).

You can also filter file extensions:

Example: the URL mask '*.exe' will filter executable files.

URL table

The following actions may be carried out in the configuration of URL categories:

Add a URL

Adds a URL to a category. First, select the category to which you wish to add a URL in the left column, then click on this button.

Delete

Deletes a URL from a category. First, select the category from which you wish to delete a URL in the left column, then click on this button.

The table sets out the elements indicated below:

Name of the URL.

Name of the URL. Wildcards may be used.

Comments

You can add a comment in this field to describe each URL listed.