How do I block games on sites.google.com?

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Summary:

How to block access to games hosted on sites.google.com, but continue allowing access to the rest of the domain.

Problem:

You want to block specific content, but allow access to the secure site of sites.google.com.

You must decrypt and inspect the HTTPS traffic in order for the full URL to be read and matched to a policy.

Solution:

1. Create a custom category, Google Sites Inspection, and add sites.google.com to Domain/URL filtering — go to Guardian > Policy objects > Categories.
2. Create another custom category, Google Games Site Block, and add the full URL of the relevant gaming site to Domain/URL filtering, for example, https://sites.google.com/a/mydomain.com/games/.
3. Create a new web filter policy (go to Guardian > Web filter > Policy wizard), using:
Who — Everyone, or the relevant user or groups to apply this policy to
What — Google Games Site Block
Where — Everywhere, or the relevant location to apply this policy to
When — Always, or the relevant time slot to apply this policy to
Action — Block
4. Move this policy to the top of the Web filter policies table — go to Guardian > Web filter > Manage policies.
5. Create a new HTTPS inspection policy (go to Guardian > HTTPS inspection > Policy wizard), using:
Who — Everyone, or the relevant user or groups to apply this policy to
What — Google Sites Inspection
Where — Everywhere, or the relevant location to apply this policy to
When — Always, or the relevant time slot to apply this policy to
Action — Decrypt and inspect
6. Move this policy to the top of the HTTPS inspection policies table — go to Guardian > HTTPS inspection > Manage policies.
7. Export the HTTPS interception certificate — go to Guardian > HTTPS inspection > Settings.
8. Deploy the certificate to all client machines, typically by means of a domain group policy.

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19th December 2016

 

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