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Block the like button on Linkedin

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Article ID: 173663

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Products

Advanced Secure Gateway Software - ASG ProxySG Software - SGOS

Issue/Introduction

  • You need a Symantec Intelligence Services (formerly BCIS) or Symantec WebFilter (formerly BCWF) subscription and full SSL interception.
  • You must be running SGOS version 6.2 or later for application controls to be available. 
  • How to block the like button on LinkedIn using Symantec ProxySG or Symantec Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG)?

Environment

  • Works in any version of ProxySG or ASG

Resolution

To block the Like button on LinkedIn

  1.     Create a new rule in a Web Access Layer. Set the Action to Deny.

  2.     In the Destination column, create and set a new Request URL object. Specify the following:

    • Select Advanced Match.

    • Set the Host to LinkedIn and change the drop-down to Contains and Set the Path to voyager and set the drop-down to Contains

  3. In the Service column of the rule create a new Protocol Method object. Specify the following:

    • Set the Protocol to HTTP/HTTPS.

    • Select POST and Click OK.

  4. Install the policy.

 

Note: The Possibility exists that in future Linkedin updates may break this rule. You can find the URL and apply the same logic. This word under "Path" is taken from a Policy trace. We have taken a policy trace and identified which request triggers LIKE. You can find this information by using the developer tool in your browser too. The URL which triggers for LIKE is "https://www.linkedin.com/voyager/api/feed/likes". Simply leaving it as voyager may block other Linkedin functionalities.