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Clarification about URL lists

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Hello,

I have already checked the KB regarding URL lists but I needed to better understand how the Endpoint will behave. In the example below, if I just add domain.com, it will exclude the domain itself, all sub-domains and all protocols, am I correct? Now, if I also specify the protocol (https), what will happen? Will it just exclude https://domain.com? Or, will it also exclude any URLs in the format https://subdomain.domain.com?

Many thanks in advance.

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Hi @Linuxxo ,

Thank you for writing in here.

First of all DLP Provides URL List Definitions for the customers to include or exclude these URLs in their rules. So it is up to you if you are using this URL definition as a condition or as an exclusion 🙂

Question: if I just add domain.com, it will exclude the domain itself, all sub-domains and all protocols, am I correct?

 

Answer: When a host is specified in a URL definition, DLP automatically includes the subdomain of this host.

So when you mention only domain.com in the host field and leave other fields blank, then subdomain.domain.com will also be taken into consideration irrespective of the protocol http or https.

However, if you mention http only http will be considered and if you mention https, only https will be considered.

 

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Hi @Linuxxo ,

Thank you for writing in here.

First of all DLP Provides URL List Definitions for the customers to include or exclude these URLs in their rules. So it is up to you if you are using this URL definition as a condition or as an exclusion 🙂

Question: if I just add domain.com, it will exclude the domain itself, all sub-domains and all protocols, am I correct?

 

Answer: When a host is specified in a URL definition, DLP automatically includes the subdomain of this host.

So when you mention only domain.com in the host field and leave other fields blank, then subdomain.domain.com will also be taken into consideration irrespective of the protocol http or https.

However, if you mention http only http will be considered and if you mention https, only https will be considered.

 

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Thank you

 

Regards,
Jithendran S
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Many thanks for your clarification, I really appreciate it.

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Hi @Linuxxo ,

Good to hear the feedback 🙂 Thank you have a good day

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Jithendran S
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