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Creating URL Patterns

Use this page to create URL patterns. You can also assign URL patterns to a URL category.

To create a URL pattern:

  1. Select Configuration > Unified Threat Mgmt > URL Patterns in Customer Portal.

    The URL Patterns page appears.

  2. Click the add icon (+) to create a URL pattern.

    The Create URL Patterns page is displayed.

  3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.

    Fields marked with * are mandatory.

  4. Click OK.

    A new URL pattern is created and you are returned to the URL Patterns page.

Table 1: Create URL Patterns Settings




Enter a unique name for the URL pattern.

The name must begin with a letter or an underscore (_) and can contain alphanumeric characters and some special characters (_ -). The maximum length is 29 characters.


Enter a description for the URL pattern. The maximum length is 255 characters.

URL Category

Select the URL category to which you want to assign the URL pattern. Alternatively, click Create New URL Category to create a URL category, enter the URL category name in the text box, and click Save to assign the URL pattern to the new category.

Add URLs

Enter one or more URLs (separated by commas) in the text box, and click Add. The URLs are displayed in the URL List table.

  • The following wildcard characters are supported:

    • asterisk (*)

    • period (.)

    • square brackets ([])

    • question mark (?)

  • Precede all wildcard characters with http://.

  • The asterisk (*) can only be used at the beginning of a URL and must be followed by a period (.).

  • The question mark (?) can only be used at the end of a URL.

  • The following are examples of wildcard syntaxes that are supported: http://*,, and http://www.example.n??.

  • The following are examples of wildcard syntaxes that are not supported: *.example.???, http://*, http://?, and