Use the custom URL category page to create your custom list of URLs and use it in a URL filtering profile or as match criteria in policy rules. In a custom URL category, you can add URL entries individually, or import a text file that contains a list of URLs.
URL entries added to custom categories are case insensitive.
The following table describes the custom URL settings.
Custom URL Category Setting Description
Name Enter a name to identify the custom URL category (up to 31 characters). This name displays in the category list when defining URL filtering policies and in the match criteria for URL categories in policy rules. The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Description Enter a description for the URL category (up to 255 characters).
Shared Select this option if you want the URL category to be available to: Every virtual system (vsys) on a multi-vsys firewall. If you clear this selection, the URL category will be available only to the Virtual System selected in the Objects tab. Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection, the URL category will be available only to the Device Group selected in the Objects tab.
Disable override ( Panorama only ) Select this option if you want to prevent administrators from overriding inherited values and creating local copies of the URL category in descendant device groups. This selection is cleared by default, which means overriding is enabled.
Sites Add —Click Add to enter URLs, only one in each row. Each URL can be in the format “www.example.com” or can include wildcards, such as “*.example.com”. For additional information on formats supported, see Block List in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering. Import —Click Import and browse to select the text file that contains the list of URLs. Enter only one URL per row. Each URL can be in the format “www.example.com” or can include wildcards, such as “*.example.com”. For additional information on formats supported, see Block List in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering. Export —Click Export to export the custom URL entries included in the list. The URLs are exported as a text file. Delete —Select an entry and click Delete to remove the URL from the list. To delete a custom category that you have used in a URL filtering profile, you must set the action to None before you can delete the custom category. See Category actions in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.

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