Web Filter 3

Custom Access Pages

Custom Access Pages Basics

This page opens when you navigate to Web Filter and click Custom Access Pages.

This page lists Custom Access Pages and Assignments. From this page, you can add or edit your Custom Access Pages.

The Access Page appears when a user tries to visit a web page that has been blocked by the user’s Policy. The Access Page shows the site name and reason for blocking. Depending on how you configured the user’s Rule Set, the Access Page can prompt the user to authenticate, override, or submit the blocked site for review.

Each Rule Set can have its own Custom Access Page. Use this page to create Access Pages (block pages) with your own images and text. You can use Access Pages to differentiate between blocked content.

Adding a Custom Access Page

Note: Custom Access Pages do not take effect until you assign them to a Rule Set.
  • 1. Click Web Filter, then click Custom Access Pages.
  • 2. In the Custom Access Pages grid, click the green “+” icon. This action opens the following page:

  • 3. In the Add Custom Access Page form, edit the fields as needed.
  • 4. Click Save to apply your changes, or click Cancel to discard your changes and return to the previous page.
  • 5. When you save the page, the Edit form will open, where you can add your school name, a custom banner, and a message.
Field Name Description
Name Enter a name for this Custom Access Page. This name will be listed on the Custom Access Page dropdown list on the Edit Rule Set.
Description Enter a brief description for this Custom Access Page.

Note:
You cannot assign a Custom Access Page until all required fields have been populated.

Editing a Custom Access Page

Note: Custom Access Pages do not take effect until you assign them to a Rule Set.
  • 1. Click Web Filter, then click Custom Access Page.
  • 2. Click the name to edit the item. This action opens the following page:

  • 3. In the Edit Custom Access Page form, edit the fields as needed.
  • 4. Click Save to save your custom access page.
  • 5. You can preview your custom access page by clicking the View button on the main Custom Access Pages page.

Field Name Description
School Name The School Name appears in the top banner on the Custom Access Page. Enter the School Name or other identifying text in this field.
Custom Banner The Custom Banner is an image that appears below the School Name. Click Choose File to select a GIF, JPG, or PNG file to upload.
Body Text The Body Text appears in the lower part of the page, above the Footer Text and Graphic.
Footer Text and Graphic The Footer Text and Graphic (GIF, JPG or PNG) appear in a banner at the bottom of the page.

Tip: You can add hyperlinks to the Body Text and Footer Text fields to send users to your Terms of Use, Help Desk, or other information pages on your district or school website.
Save Click to save the custom access page.

Deleting a Custom Access Page

Note: You cannot delete a Custom Access Page if it has been assigned to a rule set.
  • To delete (permanently remove) an item, mouse over the item you wish to remove, then click the X on the right side of the row. You will be prompted to confirm the action.

Caution: Items deleted this way are permanently removed, and cannot be recovered.

Assigning a Custom Access Page to a Rule Set

If you have not already done so, create the custom access page.

  • 1. Click Web Filter, then open the Policy Management menu and click Rule Sets.

  • 2. Click the name to edit the Rule Set.
  • 3. On the Rule Set page, scroll down to Access Page.

  • 4. In the Access Page grid, select a custom access page from the dropdown list.
  • 5. Click Save to apply your changes, or click Cancel to discard your changes and return to the previous page.