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  • Let me first say that I've had little problems with setting up SteadyState, thanks to the manual and these forums.

     

    I'm having a problem with website restriction. The group I'm doing this set of computers for want these computers to be able to only access university webpages and a web-based application.

     

    Question: How do I set up multiple websites to allow access to? I tried putting spaces in between, commas, and semi-colons, but that doesn't seem to work. Maybe it's obvious, but I can't figure it out.

     

    I have the website for the web application listed in the restrictions. When logged in as the user, I can visit the main site where the executable is hosted and navigate it with no problems. This tells me that it's functioning as it should, at least on the browser level. The application will not execute properly, though. If I turn off the restrictions to the webpages you can visit but leave all other options the same, the application runs properly. I've tried watching port activity while opening the program, but the computer seems to only be connecting to the one website. Any suggestions with this will be very much appreciated!

    Thursday, November 8, 2007 9:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi E Beben,

     

    Based on SteadyState Handbook, to enter multiple Web addresses, separate each Web address with a semicolon; for example, type microsoft.com; msn.com.

     

    Note:  Do not enter the protocol prefixes http: or https: in the Web Addresses Allowed box when you enter Web addresses you want to allow the user profile to access.

     

    Best Regards,

    Friday, November 9, 2007 5:47 AM

All replies

  • Figures that I'd post then we'd figure out the problem!

     

    I had to remove the www from the front of the website and jump down to a subdomain, and now it works. I still need some help with the question I asked about multiple webpages, though. Thanks!

     

    Thursday, November 8, 2007 10:46 PM
  • Hi E Beben,

     

    Based on SteadyState Handbook, to enter multiple Web addresses, separate each Web address with a semicolon; for example, type microsoft.com; msn.com.

     

    Note:  Do not enter the protocol prefixes http: or https: in the Web Addresses Allowed box when you enter Web addresses you want to allow the user profile to access.

     

    Best Regards,

    Friday, November 9, 2007 5:47 AM
  • That worked. I thought I had looked through the handbook thoroughly, but I guess I missed that. Thank you!

     

    Friday, November 9, 2007 2:37 PM
  • Could you please give an example not in the handbook?

     

    It seems to me as if any URL that I enter that contains a '/' character is considered to contain a protocol such as http:// and the examples do not show anything relating to this.

     

    What I really want is to restrict my 3 year old twins to the wonderful BBC site called 'cBeebies'

    The URL is www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/*

    (or at least this is the sort of thing that I am trying)

     

    However, all I see is the protocol error.

    I cannot allow access to the top level domain name for obvious reasons.

     

    Many Thanks

     

    Martin.

     

    BTW. Slightly off topic ... the content advisor works but keeps giving an error message prompting for a password. Is there a way for the URL to not work but for no message to popup?

     

    Sunday, July 20, 2008 6:57 PM