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If possible, block the zoom.us domain and allow the vanity.zoom.us domain for students.

Admins can block whole categories of websites that they deem are not suitable for their user base. In addition, Admins can create and edit custom categories which include exception sub-pages.

In GAT+ Shield navigate to  Sites Access control

For example, you can block the Site domain but allow access to a subdomain

So below we create an example of how this can be achieved.

First, we create a rule to block the site.

Blacklist a page

In Site Access control, click on Add a Site Access category. 

A new window will be displayed.

  • Under Site category ‚Äď put a name for the category
  • In¬†Type¬†select¬†Blacklist
  • The description gives a brief description of the rule

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  • Site list ‚Äď Add a site ‚Äď enter the sites you want to block
  • Click¬†Save¬†to proceed and save the rule.

When the Site rule is created, it can be activated by selecting the (arrow) under Action. This will move the category to Active Site access rules (right side)

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This will bring a new window, pick the Scope of the rule.

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Additionally, the users can be Redirected, leave them a warning message even use time restriction 

Click on Save and the rule will be activated and moved to Active site access rules.

 

 

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This means the page we used zoom.us will be blocked.

 

Whitelist a page

Using the same way we can whitelist the subdomain page.

All we have to do is add the subdomain as a whitelist

Select on +Add a Site Access Category add a rule as a Whitelist

 

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Click on¬†Save¬†to proceed ‚Äď then add the scope needed again.

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Click on Save and move the rule to Active Site access rules.

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When the Whitelist is applied, the page in it will be allowed to be open.

The main site (zoom.us) will be blocked, but the sub-domain page (domain.zoom.us) will be allowed.

 

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