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Youtube API v3 rule set problem


I am using MWG 7.6 and try to filtering Youtube access by allowing certain uploader only. I've downloaded Youtube API v3 Category/Uploader/DLP Filters rule set from McAfee Web Gateway Online Tools.

I've created Youtube API Key both for browser and server and I'm using browser key in the rule set. Then I put whitelisted youtube channel in Allowed Youtube Uploaders/Channels list. For testing purpose, others filters were disabled.

When I test to access whitelisted youtube channel (e.g, it still blocked. From Rule tracing central, I discovered that this rule set only hit Configure Youtube API key, and never reached meta information gathering and filtering rule.

Please advice if there is any configuration I missed. thanks.

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Re: Youtube API v3 rule set problem

Hi Ares,

What the URL you see in the rule trace? If you only see https;// I would wonder if SSL scanner is enabled.

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Re: Youtube API v3 rule set problem

Hi Jon,

Thanks for your response. Yes I only see https;// Unfortunately our policy required SSL scanner must be enabled.

I tried opening youtube video that embedded in uploader website, this time meta information gathering rule is hit but returns error "Unable to fetch result from Youtube - Will Fail Open!"



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