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Flow-based web filtering

Flow-based web filtering includes the following options:

  • Authenticate: requires user authentication for specific website categories.
  • Warn: displays a warning message for specific website categories, but allows users to continue to the website.
  • Override: allows users with valid credentials to override their web filter profile.
To enable Authenticate and Warning web filters:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Web Filter.
  2. Edit an existing profile, or create a new one.
  3. In the FortiGuard category based filter section, right-click on a category.
  4. Select the Authenticate or Warning web filter.
  5. Configure other settings as needed.
  6. Click Apply.

    Right-click on a category to view web filters

To allow users to override blocked categories:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Web Filter.
  2. Edit an existing profile, or create a new one.
  3. Enable Allow users to override blocked categories.
  4. Enter information in the following fields:
    • Groups that can override
    • Profile can switch to
    • Switch applies to
    • Switch Duration
  5. Configure other settings as needed.
  6. Click Apply.

    Click Allow users to override blocked categories

Related Videos

Flow Mode Webfilter Support (Warning/Authenticate/Override)

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  • 5 months ago

Flow-based web filtering

Flow-based web filtering includes the following options:

  • Authenticate: requires user authentication for specific website categories.
  • Warn: displays a warning message for specific website categories, but allows users to continue to the website.
  • Override: allows users with valid credentials to override their web filter profile.
To enable Authenticate and Warning web filters:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Web Filter.
  2. Edit an existing profile, or create a new one.
  3. In the FortiGuard category based filter section, right-click on a category.
  4. Select the Authenticate or Warning web filter.
  5. Configure other settings as needed.
  6. Click Apply.

    Right-click on a category to view web filters

To allow users to override blocked categories:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Web Filter.
  2. Edit an existing profile, or create a new one.
  3. Enable Allow users to override blocked categories.
  4. Enter information in the following fields:
    • Groups that can override
    • Profile can switch to
    • Switch applies to
    • Switch Duration
  5. Configure other settings as needed.
  6. Click Apply.

    Click Allow users to override blocked categories