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No reply on this post, Guys are you there ?
Question on that ruleset:
Right now we have duplicate rulesets cuilt for each AD group based on a previous example here on the forums. While it's very flexible it's administratively cumbersome. I like the ruleset you posted but am not sure I completely understand the flow.
For instance, we have basic access, exception level 1 and exception level 2 and executive for example. The basic, exception 1 and exception 2 build upon each other. So with this ruleset, would we have to allow each category in each exception level (which is the reverse of normal, selecting a category is normally done to block) or just the additional categories for each exception - in other words are they cumulative. I am sure it's the former due to the Stop Rule Set action.
Where I get more confused is the 2nd last rule:
URL Filter: Override Blocked Categories
1: URL.Categories<URL Filter: Default> at least one in list URL Filter: Override Blocked Categories
Stop Rule Set Categories that override a block if site is in multiple categories.
What does this really do - weren't all the exceptions already made above it in the ruleset? When would this come into play?
I have always found it easiest to have a single set of ruels for URL filtering.
Block the categories that you want to block for everyone at the bottom, and rules above it are just skipping around the block.
The Override Blocked Categories is used for sites that have multiple categories assigned to them.
If you had a site in both the Games and the Education category, it would normally be blocked on the Games at the bottom.
If you put an override on the education category, you will allow sites that are educational even if they contain another blocked category.
Ok, so by doing this we could unintentionally allow a blocked category if the site was in multiple categories and oneof those was in the allowed category, correct?
With reference to your post on 20th for creating exceptions1, exceptions2 and exceptions3 (for executives), where I can create those exceptions:categories ? Kindly guide me.