How to Customize Block Page Appearance

In this article, we will review the various options and methods for displaying Block Pages. This is the page that endusers will see when they attempt to visit a domain which is not allowed by the Filtering Policy.

1. Create a Policy in the Policies -> Block Pages section of the Dashboard.

2a. Choose whether DNSFilter hosts the block page (Hosted Block Page), or you host your own block page externally (External Block Page).

If DNSFilter will host he block page...

Organization Name is the name displayed on your Block Page.

Notice E-mail is the e-mail address which will receive complaints/requests from endusers for unblocking or reviewing the domain in question via an embedded form. (Leave blank to disable this form).

Custom Logo allows you to display a logo no the block pages. (Leave blank to show no logo).

2b. If you will host your own block page, simply add a valid URL of the location where your block page exists. This may be a local-only resource (http://office.local/block.html) or a public resource (http://validdomain.com/block.html).

By hosting your own block page, there is no option for a Bypass Password, nor an embedded e-mail form.

3. Bypass Password (Optional)

On the Bypass Password tab, enabling this setting and adding a password will display a discreet Bypass link on the Block Page, which will allow endusers with the password to bypass the Block page and access the originally intended domain/website.

4. Once you've set the Block Page and optional Bypass Password accordingly, change the Block Page Policy in the Deployments section for any desired Sites.

To Test the Block Page settings, use the Preview button in the Block Page Policy editor, or test an Example block page for a category you've blocked in the Filtering Policy.

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