Block pages

Use this page to customize the default block page.

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Customize block page
Name A meaningful name for the block page.
Comment A descriptive comment.
Manually create contents for block page Changes the default block page text with the text that you enter in the message text boxes here.
Block message The message that you want to display explaining why the user has been blocked from accessing the website.
Quota message The message to display to a user informing them of their time quota for this website.
Quota button label The label of the button that the user must click to acknowledge their available quota and start it to access the content.
Sub message An optional additional message to the user.
Administrator's email address The administrator’s email address who will be contacted when a request is blocked.
Advanced » Expands the view so that you can choose images for the title and background and choose what sections to display on the block page.
Custom title image The logo to display for the block page. The default Smoothwall logo is 218 x 35 pixels. We recommend that you don't exceed this height otherwise the top of the background image might need adjusting. If the supplied background image is retained, the white space at the top might also need adjusting. Make sure that you select Enable custom title image from the attributes list underneath.
Custom background image The image to replace the red motif. The outlined box around the central text is 150 pixels from the top of the page. If you're replacing the default image, you must make sure that the new image has at last 150 pixels of white space at the top to make sure that it appears at the top of the outlined box. We recommend the image is 800 pixels wide, with the motif centralized within. Make sure that you select Enable custom background image from the attributes list underneath.
Show unblock request Displays a button on the block page so that users can request that a blocked page be unblocked. Clicking the button on the block page opens a form that when completed sends the request via the email server used for alerts. If you're creating a customized block page for your tenants, you can't use this option. Tenants are only available if you've the correct license type and they have been configured on the Tenants page. To find out about licensing, contact your Smoothwall representative.
Show client username Displays the blocked user’s username, if applicable.
Show email address Displays the administrator’s email address.
Show client IP address Displays the IP address of the user’s workstation.
Show client hostname Displays the workstation’s host name on the block page.
Show user group Displays the users group membership, if applicable.
Show unblock controls Displays controls on the block page that allow administrators to add domains and URLS to the custom allowed or custom blocked content categories. If you're creating a customized block page for your tenants, you can't use this option. Tenants are only available if you've the correct license type and they have been configured on the Tenants page.
Show reason for block Displays the reason why the web request was blocked.
Show bypass controls Displays temporary bypass controls on the block page. These controls allow users with bypass privileges to temporarily bypass the Smoothwall Filter. When a HTTPS inspection policy is turned on and a user visits a site with an invalid certificate, Guardian’s temporary bypass doesn't work. This is because Guardian must review the certificate before authentication information for bypass can be detected. In this case, bypass controls are visible on the block page if turned on, but do not work. If you're creating a customized block page for your tenants, you can't use this option. Tenants are only available if you've the correct license type and they have been configured on the Tenants page.
Show URL of blocked page Displays the URL of the blocked web request.
Enable custom title image Displays the image file you uploaded.
Show categories matched Displays the filter category that caused the page to be blocked, if applicable.
Enable custom background image Displays the image file you uploaded.
Show login button If the reason for the block is that the user is unauthenticated, you can customize the block page to provide a link back to the login page. Valid options are SSL login, Non-SSL login (which is the default option), Disable. To take advantage of the login button, Core authentication must be selected as the authentication policy. At least one directory server must also be configured on the Directories page.
Import HTML template from zip archive Replaces the block page with the one that you upload.
(Download the custom block page example) Downloads a zip file containing a html page with a logo image.
Upload zip archive - Choose File Opens the Open dialog box so you can choose the file.
Administrator's email address Your system administrator’s email address to receive unblock requests. 11. Click Save.
Redirect to block page Uses the new URL as the block page displayed to the user.
Block page URL The website address of the block page to use.

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