Objects > Custom Objects > URL Category

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 you can 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 Settings
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 disable (clear) this option, the URL category is available only to the Virtual System selected in the Objects tab.
  • Every device group on Panorama. If you disable (clear) this option, the URL category is available only to the Device Group selected in the Objects tab.
Disable override (Panorama only)
Select this option to prevent administrators from overriding the settings of this custom URL object in device groups that inherit the object. This selection is disabled by default, which means administrators can override the settings for any device group that inherits the object.
Sites
  • AddAdd URLs, only one per row. Each URL can be in the format “www.example.com” or can include wildcards, such as “*.example.com”. For additional information on supported formats, see Block List in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.
  • ImportImport 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 supported formats, see Block List in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.
  • ExportExport custom URL entries included in the list (exported as a text file).
  • DeleteDelete an entry to remove the URL from the list.
To delete a custom category that you 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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