Allow Password Access to Certain Sites

Follow these steps to create an administrator override password and enable password access to sites in blocked categories for special individuals.
Where can I use this?
What do I need?
  • Prisma Access
  • PAN-OS
  • Advanced URL Filtering license
    For Prisma Access, this is usually included with your Prisma Access license.
In some cases, you may need to provide password access to blocked URL categories to specific users. For example, suppose you have blocked the
category to protect employees. Then, you learn an employee needs to investigate an extremist group for a research report. You understand that websites in this category may contain valuable information for their report. To balance business needs with safety, you can create a URL admin override.
To create a URL admin override, you need to set the action for a category to
. Then, create a URL admin override password. Users will be required to enter this password to access sites in these categories. By default, users can access sites in an overridden category 15 minutes before they must re-enter the password. To increase or decrease this time interval, modify the URL Admin Override Timeout setting (range is 1 to 86,400 minutes).

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