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Last update: 2022-04-14

Web content filter configuration (iOS device policy)

The Web content filter configuration lets you block web pages in Safari and other WebKit-based browsers.

You have the following options:

  • Plugin: Use a third-party filtering app to block web pages.
  • Blocked URLs: Configure web pages that users can’t access. All other pages are allowed.
  • Allowed URLs: Configure web pages that users can access. All other pages are blocked.

Plugin

Setting Description
Filter name A custom name for the filter configuration.
Filter ID The bundle ID of the third-party app.
Server The name, IP address, or URL of the server that hosts the filtering service.
Organization The name of your organization, if required by the filtering service.
User name The username for connecting to the filtering service.
Password The password for connecting to the filtering service.
Certificate The certificate for authenticating to the filtering service.
Filter browser traffic Turn on filtering of WebKit browser traffic.
Filter socket traffic Turn on filtering of socket traffic.
Third-party settings Additional settings, if required by the filtering service.

Blocked URLs

Setting Description
Block adult content Use an Apple filter to block web pages allowed by your rules if they are unsuitable for children.
Blocked URLs URLs that users aren’t allowed to access.

Enter one URL per line.

When Safari matches a URL, it ignores any protocol, path, or subdomain that you enter here.

For example when you enter example.com/a, the following URLs match:

  • example.com
  • example.com/a
  • example.com/b
  • example.com/a/b/c
  • m.example.com

Allowed URLs

Setting Description
Block adult content Use an Apple filter to block web pages allowed by your rules if they are unsuitable for children.
URL A URL that users are allowed to access.

When Safari matches a URL, it ignores any protocol, path, or subdomain that you enter here.

For example when you enter example.com/a, the following URLs match:

  • example.com
  • example.com/a
  • example.com/b
  • example.com/a/b/c
  • m.example.com
Bookmark folder The folder to which the bookmark is added in Safari.

If you don’t enter a folder, the bookmark is added to the default bookmarks folder.

Bookmark title The bookmark’s name in Safari.
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