Web Content Filter

Note: This policy only works on supervised devices.

Note: On devices running iOS 9.1 or newer, use the Web Filter for iOS app to filter devices on and off the network. Refer to Web Filter for iOS for detailed setup instructions.

On devices running iOS 7 or newer, admins can also use Web Content Filter policies to create lists of permitted URLs, blocked URLs, or both, on .

To view, edit, or delete Web Content Filter policies:

Note:

These Web Content Filter policies in Mobile Manager do not affect policies created in Lightspeed Systems Web Filter product, and vice versa.

  • 1. To view, edit, or delete Web Content Filter policies for the entire organization, navigate to the dashboard home page. To view, edit, or delete Web Content Filter policies for a group or sub group, navigate to that group or sub group.
  • 2. Click Policies.
  • 3. Click Web Content Filter. The following will be displayed:

Web Content Filter

Configurable Web Content Filter settings:

Note:

iOS 7+ devices must be supervised.

Field Description OS Supported
Filter Type
  • Built-in – Filter using Allowed Websites, Permitted URLs, Blacklisted URLs settings.
  • Plug-in – Filter using the Web Filter for iOS.
Built-in: iOS7+ (supervised)Plug-in: iOS 9.1+ (supervised)
Vendor
  • Lightspeed – configures web filter for Lightspeed
  • Other – Allows users to configure 3rd party web filters

(This setting appears only if Filter Type is set to Plug In.)

iOS 7+ (supervised)
Web Filter Server Name/IP
  • Plug-in – Enter the IP address or host name for your Rocket server.

(This setting appears only if Filter Type is set to Plug In.)

iOS 9.1+ (supervised)
App Bundle ID
  • Plug-in > Other – Enter App Bundle ID for 3rd party Web Filters

(This setting appears only if Filter Type is set to Plug In and Vendor is Other.)

iOS 7+ (supervised)
Username
  • Plug-in – Enter %username% to use the value in the .plist file.

(This setting appears only if Filter Type is set to Plug In and Vendor is Other.)

iOS 9.1+ (supervised)
Vendor Configuration
  • Plug-In > Other – Upload configuration file for 3rd party web filters.

These configurations can be managed by navigating to Settings > Filter Config Management at the District level.
(This setting appears only if Filter Type is set to Plug In and Vendor is Other.)

iOS 10+ (supervised)
Allowed Websites
  • Built-in – From the dropdown list select Limit Adult Content or Specific Websites Only.

Setting this field to Limit Adult Content lets admins populate the Permitted URLs, Blacklisted URLs, or both fields. Setting this field to Specific Websites Only lets admins restrict access to URLs entered in the Permitted URLs field while blocking all others. Please note you must enable this field to use the Permitted URLs and Blacklisted URLs fields.

iOS7+ (supervised)
Allowed URLs
  • Plug-in – Only works with Plug-in

Click Select to upload a .txt file containing full or wildcarded URLs which will not be web filtered. Each URL should be on a separate line.

iOS7+ (supervised)
Permitted URLs
  • Built-in – Click the plus sign (+) and enter a URL that you want to allow. Use the minus sign () to delete a permitted URL.
iOS7+ (supervised)
Blacklisted URLs
  • Built-in – Click the plus sign (+) and enter a URL you want to block. Use the minus sign () to delete a blocked URL.
iOS7+ (supervised)
Block file downloads from the web Enable this setting to prevent users from downloading files. EOBO Windows 8.1+
Filter level
  • Off – no filtering
  • Warn on adult – allow all websites but show a warning when a site contains suspected adult content.
  • Online communication – block adult websites but allow social networking, chat, and email sites.
  • General interest – allow websites except those with adult content.
  • Designed for children – only allow websites designed specifically for children.
  • Allow list only – block all websites except those that are on your allow list.
EOBO Windows 8.1+
Block unrated sites Enable this setting to prevent users from visiting websites that have not voluntarily provided content rating information to the user’s web browser. EOBO Windows 8.1+