Configuring the Local Site List

The Configuration > Group Policy > Local Site List page allows you to view all of the URLs that have been added to the list and to manage that list. URLs are added to the list to extend the filtering provided by the Web Appliance to URLs not included in the Sophos site list or to override the default filtering specified in the Sophos site list. The URLs listed in the Local Site List can be edited to change their Tags, Risk class, or Site category, or they can be deleted from the list.

For information on adding sites using the Local Site List Editor and on the use of tags, see Using the Local Site List Editor.

The default display of the list, if you accessed it by clicking Local Site List on the Configuration tab's sidebar, is to show all Local Site List entries. If you accessed this page from the Security Filter page, the list is limited to showing only entries that match the Risk class option from which you accessed this page.

  • To add a local classification entry, click Add Site.
    The Local Site List editor dialog box is displayed. See "Using the Local Site List Editor" for instructions on the use of this pop-up dialog box.
  • To edit a local classification entry, click on the URL of the entry that you want to edit.
    The Local Site List editor dialog box is displayed. See "Using the Local Site List Editor" for instructions on the use of this pop-up dialog box.
  • To filter the list of local sites that is displayed, click Show Filters and use the newly displayed Filters toolbar to narrow the list of displayed entries.
    • Site: Enter a search pattern in the text box below and click the icon to apply the filter. Click the icon to clear the text box.
    • Tagged as: Enter a search pattern in the text box below and click the icon to apply the filter. Click the icon to clear the text box.
    • Category: Select the category of the URLs that you want to view.
    • Risk: Select the security risk level of the URLs that you want to view.

    Only those URLs currently in the Local Site List that match your selected criteria are displayed.

    Click Hide Filters to close the Filters toolbar, which will reset all of the filters to display the full list of site in the local site list.

  • To delete a local classification URL entry, click on the check box to the right of that entry in the Current local site list, and click Delete.

    The selected URL is deleted from the Local Site List list.

  • To change the sort order of the filtered results, click the up/down arrow icon that appears to the right of each column name (Site, Tagged as, Category, and Risk). To reverse the order of the entries, click on the same up/down arrow icon a second time.