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    YouTube - which category?

    Our Smoothwall is set up with various AUP's (Teachers, Students, 6th Formers etc) and I've noted that if I allow say YouTube in the "custom allow" section of any of the AUP's, it allows it globally - that is, all the AUP's are affected by the custom allowed content rather than just the one in which you are entering it.

    I want to be more specific than this, and in this instance, only allow (for example) "Teachers" and "6thform" groups access to YouTube.

    How can I do this in the categories for each AUP? They are only generic listings rather than specific URL's. Or can it be done more specifically? If so, how?

    Happy to log a support call if needed as we do have Bronze cover, but hopefully someone can give me the answer via the forum.

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    Under guardian > filtering > policy are the 'custom blocked content' settings applied to the relevant groups correctly - or have you got something global set?

    eg we have;

    group: students
    filter: Custom Student blocked
    Time: always
    Action: Block

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    Suggest you create your own custom cat - call it "youtube", then add that to a filter (call it elevated access filter, or whatever makes sense to you) then apply that filter with an allow action to the relevant groups, and hit "apply changes".

    HTH - apol for terse response. on train

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    Quote Originally Posted by RinSewand View Post
    Under guardian > filtering > policy are the 'custom blocked content' settings applied to the relevant groups correctly - or have you got something global set?

    eg we have;

    group: students
    filter: Custom Student blocked
    Time: always
    Action: Block
    Yes, we have this. We have a (long) list of groups, some are "allow" some are "block". If I click on the "Teachers AUP - Allow" filter, I then get a screen with a long list of categories under which there is a "user defined" selection. It's when I alter this user defined selection (in this case, allow) that it affects all the filters, not just the one I want.

    Is that what is supposed to happen? If not, our configuration is biffed.

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    theeldergeek
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Suggest you create your own custom cat - call it "youtube", then add that to a filter (call it elevated access filter, or whatever makes sense to you) then apply that filter with an allow action to the relevant groups, and hit "apply changes".

    HTH - apol for terse response. on train
    OK, will give it a go.... choo choo!

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