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How To Filter Web Content On macOS Using SureMDM?

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Updated: January 2023

For any organization, it is very important to have the web content filtered to avoid access to unwanted sites and allow access to the rest or some defined websites on macOS. To achieve such a need SureMDM along with comprehensive mobile management features offers an in-built option to assist web filtering for macOS. Using this Web Content Filter, IT Admins can now remotely

  • Block URLs
  • Allow URLs

Steps to blacklist URLs on enrolled macOS devices

  1. Login to SureMDM Web Console.
  2. Go to Profiles
  3. Select macOS platform and click +Add.
  4. Enter a name to the profile.
  5. Select the Web Content Filter tab from the left pane
  6. Click on Blacklist URLs Configure
  7. Click +Add to add the URLs
  8. Enter the URLs and click Add.
  9. On successful addition, the URL will be added under Blacklist URLs.
  10. Click on Save to complete.

Steps to Allowlist URLs on enrolled macOS devices

  1. Login to SureMDM Web Console.
  2. Go to Profiles
  3. Select macOS platform and click +Add.
  4. Enter a name to the profile.
  5. Select the Web Content Filter tab from the left pane
  6. Click on Allowlist URLs Configure
  7. Click +Add to add the URLs
  8. Enter the URLs and click Add.
  9. On successful addition, the URL will be added under AllowlistURLs.
  10. Click on Save to complete.

Bulk upload of the Allowlist or Blocklist URLs

In a case where the administrator wants to configure many URLs and entering each URL is a time-consuming task. To overcome such a situation, SureMDM offers to update the URLs in bulk by uploading URLs filled CSV files. The admin can download the template and fill in all the URLs and upload it to the profiles.

  1. Login to SureMDM Web Console.
  2. Go to Profiles
  3. Select macOS platform and click +Add.
  4. Enter a name to the profile.
  5. Select the Web Content Filter tab from the left pane
  6. Click on Blocklist URLs or Allowlist URLs Configure
  7. Click Template to download the template.csv to upload the URLs
  8. Once done, click Import and upload the .csv file
  9. Click on Save to complete.

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