Block page tab

This window shows by default the HTTP/HTTPS block page that appears whenever there is an attempt to access a site that URL or SSL filter rules have blocked. In a filter rule, there are 4 versions of block pages to choose from.

By default, a block page consists of an icon and a message clearly explaining why the page has been blocked, and showing for example, to which URL category the unauthorized website belongs.

The company’s policy does not allow access to this page. It falls under the category: “Games”.

The block page can be fully customized as it is in HTML/CSS format. You can choose to display just a logo, a sentence, or a combination of both. Each field on the page can be modified: the logo, font, font size or even the font color.

Each of these 4 customizable HTML pages has multilingual support, meaning that the message that appears can be displayed in several languages. The version of the text displayed when a page is blocked is selected according to the browser’s default language.

An e-mail notification to the administrator can also be associated with the page to request the unblocking of access to a website.

Block page tabs

Each of the 4 block pages can be edited directly in the web administration interface. The following operations can also be performed on them:

Rename Customizes the name of the current block page.
Reset Resets data to the default block page.
Copy to Copies the settings of the current block page and applies this template to one of the other block pages.

Editing block pages

You can customize the page by replacing the image displayed on the page. The HTML page also offers multilingual support.

Depending on the language chosen, you can customize the message that appears when the website is blocked, as well as a notification e-mail to the administrator, asking for access to the blocked website to be categorized or unblocked..

The page exists in several languages by default and offers the possibility of adding new languages.

There are variables that can be used to make the information dynamic, such as the categories to which the blocked sites belong.

These variables are:

$host Queried domain name (e.g.:
$url Page of the queried domain
$protected_url Page of the queried domain – encoded in a format that can be processed by the browser or mail client
$user Name of the authenticated user (if known)
$src Name of the source or its IP address
$url_group Name of the category group
$protected_url_group Name of the category group - encoded in a format that can be processed by the browser or mail client
$cat_group Name of the URL category
$protected_cat_group Name of the category - encoded in a format that can be processed by the browser or mail client
$url_rule Number of the block rule in the URL filter policy
$url_policy Number of the URL filter policy

To display the full URL, both variables need to be concatenated as follows: $host$url