Allowing the Hudl™ Sports App to Work via the Web Filter

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Product

Castle

KB-49

Guardian

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Summary

There is a content modification filter which allows the Hudl™ sports application to work effectively via the Smoothwall.

Problem

Smoothwalls running a release or update earlier than Inverness will find the Hudl app is not working, or only working partially. Some of the video content will not play.

Note: Smoothwalls running the Inverness Castle Release or later do not need to apply the solution below as this is now provided as standard.

Solution

Warning: This article requires enabling advanced functionality and should only be attempted by experienced users

1. Create a new category in Guardian > Policy objects > Categories. The category should be named Hudl and contain a single Domain/URL entry of:

hudl.com

For a detailed description of how to do this, go to our help site: http://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/customcategory.htm

2. Create a new content modification in Guardian > Content modification > Content modifications. The new content modification should be named Remove encoding and should contain the following entry under the heading Request header modifications:

Accept-Encoding:"(.*)"->""

For a detailed description of how to do this, go to our help site: http://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/customcmod.htm

Tip: You may need to turn on Advanced View for this to work. To do this, access your Smoothwall via an SSH session, and run the command:
echo 1 > /modules/guardian3/settings/ui/blocklist/advanced
Refresh your administration UI view to see the changes.

3. Create a new content modification policy in Guardian > Content modification > Policy wizard. The created policy should look like:
Who: Everyone
What: Hudl
Where: Everywhere
Action: Apply ‘Remove encoding’

For a detailed description of how to do this, go to our help site: http://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/contentmodpolicywiz.htm

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28 November 2016

Christopher Smith

 

 

 

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