How to build a customized local host categorization list to use in the SSLV

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Article ID: 169371

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Products

SSL Visibility Appliance Software

Issue/Introduction

When we have a big list of URLs, we can create a custom category in order to cover all these sites with just one rule. Here are the steps to configure this categorization list.

Resolution

  1. Create a local database for the SSLV you need to open a blank document (notepad, notepad++) then use the following syntaxes:

define category category_name 
URL or IP
end 


E.G:

define category my-whitelist
google.com
www.bluecoat.com
8.8.8.8
end


Notes:

      • Save this document with a .bin extension and make sure it is saved using the ANSI encoding format.
  1. Import the list into the SSLV (Web server needed):

Go to Policies > Host categorization List > Local.

Edit button (pen icon) under Host Categorization Database Settings.

Specify the URL, and connection details. Click OK

Go to the Host Categorization Status and click on Download Database.

The process will start. After download, the Local DB will be ready to use when defining Category lists.

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