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Create a dope.swg Web Policy
To edit the Base Policy or create a new policy, visit the Policy page from the top navigation.
The Base Policy is configurable to suit your company’s needs so you can easily adjust the out-of-the-box settings.
The policy view shows all categories, with subcategories collapsed and hidden at first glance. You can see what restriction level is associated with each category by hovering over the icon.
You won’t have the ability to create multiple policies until you have imported users or groups into dope.swg.
The Base Policy contains 83 subcategories that are grouped into 30 parent categories.
Each of the 83 categories has a default restriction category of either allow or block. Starting off, each subcategory has the same restriction level as its parent category. This means if you want to allow or block the same type of category, you can just change the restriction level at the parent level.
You can also change the restriction level for each individual subcategory if you wish. As well as “Allow” and “Block,” dope.swg also supports a restriction level of “Warning.”
So, are you ready to proceed? Let’s make some category changes.
On selecting a parent category, the right-side panel provides a description of what that category covers.
You can change the restriction level to “Allow,” “Block,” or “Warning” for each parent category.
If you change the restriction level at the parent category level, the subcategories restriction level will be updated to reflect.
Clicking into a parent category expands to reveal the associated subcategories. On selecting a subcategory, the right-side panel provides a description of what that subcategory covers.
You can then change the restriction level to “Allow,” “Block,” or “Warning” for each subcategory.
The restriction level shown at the parent level reflects the restriction level associated with each subcategory. When any subcategory restriction level is different, the parent level will that the restriction is Mixed
Once you have completed the changes you want to make, you must save your policy. This is done by selecting the save button in the bottom right panel in the console.
The Base Policy is now updated: dope.swg will automatically apply the updates for all users assigned to the policy.
To add an exception to a super category or subcategory select the category and go to the right hand panel. Here select the
This will allow you to enter in a user or group from your imported users and groups. Once you start typing in the text box provided the console will provide suggested users and groups from the previously imported data.
Once you have selected the user or group for whom you wish to create the exception you can then select the restriction level you wish to apply for this user to the select category. Again this is done by simply clicking on the icon and toggling through the restriction levels.
The final step to complete the creation of the category exception is to save the policy. This is done by selecting the save button in the bottom right panel in the console.
The Base Policy is now updated, on receipt of the updated policy the dope.endpoint will apply this exception for the configured user or group.
It is not possible to create policy exceptions without importing user and group data.