Allow users to access an approved Twitter page but block all other Twitter pages


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ProxySG Software - SGOS


Configure the ProxySG appliance to allow access to a specific Twitter page, such as your corporate Twitter page, but block access to all other Twitter pages.


Perform the following steps:

Note: The following instructions use the Blue Coat Twitter page as an example:
  1. Because Twitter uses HTTPS for this policy to work, you must enable SSL Interception on the ProxySG appliance. The following knowledge base articles describe how to enable SSL interception for a self-signed certificate or if you have an internal PKI:
  2. Add a new Web Access Layer and a rule to block access to the Twitter page:
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  3. Add a rule to allow access to the specific Twitter page:
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  4. Because Twitter uses other pages to load data for the page, add rules to allow the following URLs: 
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  5. Because Twitter uses HTTPS, add a rule to allow access to tcp:// or the request for will not work:
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If you install this policy, users can access the Twitter page, but are blocked from accessing other Twitter pages.

If you wanted to have this rule match certain users or groups, you could add a Layer Guard in the Layer that will only allow these certain Users or Groups to match these rules:

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