Configuring Tags

Adding tags to your additional policy is optional. Tags allow you to set policy rules more simply and flexibly than is possible by using other policy features.

Tags can be created in two places: this wizard and the Local Site List Editor dialog box, which is accessed on the Configuration > Group Policy > Local Site List page. In the Local Site List Editor dialog box, you can apply one or more tags to a URL. In the Additional Policy wizard, you can set what action is taken in response to a tag. For tags to work, you must perform the configuration steps in both places.

  1. In the Tag editable drop-down list, either enter the name of a new tag that you want to create in the text box, or click the adjacent down arrow icon to choose an existing tag from the drop-down list.
    Note
    There is no need to delete tags. Any tags that are not applied to URLs in the Local Site List and that do not have an additional policy set are automatically removed every Sunday night at midnight.
  2. From the Action drop-down list, select the action that you want taken in response to the tag. The available actions are:
    • Allow: If selected, allows access to the sites to which this tag has been applied.
    • Warn: If selected, presents a warning to users that they are at risk of violating their organization's web use policy, but allows them to access the sites to which this tag has been applied.
    • Block: If selected, prevents users from accessing the sites to which this tag has been applied.
    • Quota: If selected, allows users to select a portion of their allotted quota time and continue browsing. Once all of a user's quota time has been consumed, prevents them from accessing the sites to which this tag has been applied.
  3. Once you have set the action that you want taken to the selected tag, click Add.
    A line is added to the list that shows the Tag name and the Action that will be taken.
  4. Optionally, you can remove a tag from the list by selecting the check box to the right of the tag that you want to remove and clicking Delete.
  5. Repeat the preceding steps as often as required to set as many tags and actions as are required for your additional policy.
  6. Move to the next page of the wizard by clicking either the Name and Schedule icon or the Next button.