Log Only the Page a User Visits

Advanced URL Filtering

Log Only the Page a User Visits

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Log Only the Page a User Visits

Generate log entries for only the main page a user visits by enabling this option in a URL Filtering profile.
Where can I use this?
What do I need?
  • Prisma Access
  • PAN-OS
  • Advanced URL Filtering license (or a legacy URL filtering license)
  • Legacy URL filtering licenses are discontinued, but active legacy licenses are still supported.
  • Prisma Access licenses usually include Advanced URL Filtering capabilities.
A container page is the main page that a user accesses when visiting a website, but additional pages might be loaded along with the main page. If the
Log Container page only
option is enabled in a URL Filtering profile (URL Access Management profile for Prisma Access), only the main container page will be logged, not subsequent pages that may be loaded within the container page. Because URL filtering can potentially generate a lot of log entries, you may want to turn on this option, so log entries will only contain those URIs where the requested page file name matches the specific mime-types. The default set includes the following mime-types:
  • application/pdf
  • application/soap+xml
  • application/xhtml+xml
  • text/html
  • text/plain
  • text/xml
If you enable the
Log container page only
option, there may not always be a correlated URL log entry for threats detected by antivirus or vulnerability protection.

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