Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

BM
Conversationalist

Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

Hi,

Can anyone tell me, roughly, what get's blocked by the Auto Filter? I'm not finding any documentation that says anything other than "a pre compiled list by Apple". I'm looking for lists of categories that they block - e.g. porn, gambling, p2p, malicious software, etc

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Thanks,

Bryn

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PaulF
Meraki Employee

Re: Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

Bryn

 

The auto filter is something wholey controlled by Apple, as per : https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/webcontentfilter

 

The rest is URLs ONLY. Not categories

 

If you want much more control, over what is and is not blocked, I'd suggest using something like Umbrella, https://docs.umbrella.com/deployment-umbrella/docs/content-categories 

BM
Conversationalist

Re: Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

Hi @PaulF 

I understand it's controlled by Apple, I just wondered if anyone had any idea what that filter contained - does it block porn? Gambling? or does it just block Malicious URLs?

 

Thanks,

Bryn

PaulF
Meraki Employee

Re: Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

Only Apple will be able to tell you that.

Bruce
Kind of a big deal

Re: Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

@BM, as Paul said, that's all under Apple's control, but this is what is available on their developer page in relation to that setting for device management profiles (https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/webcontentfilter).

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Shany
Getting noticed

Re: Web Content Filter - Auto-filter

There is no way to solve it on SM, and it is difficult to expect APPL to add this feature.

It seems to be using the category filtering function of Umbrella or OpenDNS.

 

 

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