About quotas

Guardian’s quota objects limit user access to content daily. When a quota is used in a web filter policy, users to whom the policy is applied are prompted to confirm that they want to view the content and are told how long their quota is and how much of the quota they have left.

Quotas are applied as listed on the Quotas page. You must consider their position when using them. Take, for example Bob. Bob is a member of the Staff group. The Staff group has a quota of 60 minutes. However, because of Bob’s responsibilities, he needs a quota of 120 minutes. To make sure that Bob gets the quota he needs, create a quota object that applies to Bob and, on the Quotas page, list it before the Staff quota object. When Guardian applies the web filtering policy to the Staff group, it looks to see if there are any quotas and gives Bob 120 minutes while other people in the Staff group get 60 minutes. If Bob’s quota object is listed below the Staff group’s quota object, Bob gets 60 minutes just like everyone else. See the help topic, Creating web filter policies.

Creating a quota object entails specifying who the quota applies to, how long the quota is, how often to prompt the user to confirm that they want to continue using their quota and when the quota is reset.

Default Quota Object

The default quota object is ready for use in a web filtering policy. When used, the default quota limits access to the relevant content to 60 minutes per 24 hours. Users are prompted every 10 minutes to confirm that they want to continue using their quota. Default quotas are reset daily at 04:00. You can edit the default quota, but you can't remove it – there must always be a default in case the quota action is used in a web filtering policy. See the help topic, Creating web filter policies.

Things you can do here

Creating quota objects

Page reference details

Quotas

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