The ‘Single User Interface’ can be used to manage and maintain parental controls for a single static IP address. This feature should not be confused with the Client Filter Profile Manager.
This document will demonstrate how to add a single ‘User Account’ and the WebAdmin tools and windows that can be accessed by this single user in the WebAdmin.
It should be noted that external authentication in the WebAdmin can also be implemented using an AAA server like Radius. Lenovo NetFilter also has APIs that can be used to create and integrate this feature into your own portal. Please consult your Lenovo NetFilter Systems Engineer for more information on this type of deployment.
A ‘Single User Interface’ can be set up by an Admin in the WebAdmin.
In this example create the Account jerry_smith, add an organization and a password. Ensure the Account Classification is User. Place a checkmark in Create account group policy.
A Group for the Account is required for a Single User Interface. Having more than one Group or no Groups is not considered a 'Single User Interface'.
When the user logs in to the WebAdmin, they are presented with this view. The Dashboard which can be accessed at any time by clicking the Home link in the top right corner provides quick access to frequently used tools and windows.
The Popular Tools section displays the most frequently accessed windows and their usage as a percentage. The ‘Your Account’ section lets you manage your own profile. See 'URL Alert' below for more information about this option.
The section outlines the options available under the Filtering Options menu.
Category Alert gives you the ability to provide Lenovo NetFilter with information about incorrectly categorized URLs. Just enter the URL in the input box, optionally specify what is wrong with the URL and click Submit. Category Alerts can also be configured for delivery to your system administrator or network operators.
These two options may also appear on the 'Filtering' Menu: Disable Filtering and Re-enabling Filtering. See 'Enable and Disable Filtering' below.
The Category Settings menu contains four options: Categories, Allow List, and Deny List.
If the Category Settings option does not display, it indicates that there may be no Groups or more than one Group assigned to the Single User Interface Account. This Account will also require the Single Policy permission.
The Categories window lets you assign Category Templates. Category Templates contain pre-assigned Categories to be allowed or blocked. These Templates can be set up for 'Under 12' users or 'Over 21' or they can have 'Moderate' or 'Relaxed' filtering. Select the Template and choose Submit.
If you wish to add or remove Categories click the Custom option. In this view, use the Hierarchy View, Group View or Block View to manage your selection or use the 'Category Filter' field to search for a Category. Place checkmarks beside the Categories you wish to block. When done, click Submit.
To guarantee that you can access a website that is blocked by Category filtering, you must add the website's URL to your Allow List. This creates an exception to the Category filtering. You can also enter a specific keyword. Any website that has this word in the URL will not be blocked, even it is in a blocked filtered category. Click the Create button to open the 'Create Entry' popup. Type the URL for the website in the 'Enter URL' field and click the Create button. The new URL or Keyword will appear in the list at the bottom of the 'Allow List' page. You can also delete an entry by selecting the URL and using the Delete icon that appears beside the table header.
To block access to a website with a category that is allowed, you must add the website's URL to the Deny List. This creates an exception to the Category filtering. You can also enter a specific keyword. Any website that has this word in the URL will be blocked. Click the Create button to open the 'Create Entry' popup. Type the URL for the website in the 'Enter URL' field and click the Create button. The new URL or Keyword will appear in the list at the bottom of the 'Allow List' page. You can also delete an entry by selecting the URL and using the Delete icon that appears beside the table header.
Quick Reports lists the available (enabled) template reports. Each template is available in daily, weekly, or monthly frequencies. Select the check box beside the name of any Quick Report you want to run.
1. Go to Reports > Reporter to open the ‘Quick Reports’ window.
2. To enable Quick Reports, click the Manage Reports button and enable the Reports you wish to display.
The My Account option can allow the user to modify certain profile settings such as password resets and language used.
The Filtering Options Menu may have two additional options: Disable Filtering and Re-enable Filtering.
To add these two items, the admin must go to WebAdmin Settings, scroll to Disable Filtering Settings and select Disable by Group Policy.
This window allows you to disable filtering for 'All Websites' or for a specified Website for a specified period of time. When done, click Submit. Websites that are disabled will be re-enabled automatically after the selected duration. To re-enable filtering for all disabled websites, go to Filtering Options and select Re-enable Filtering.
The 'Re-enable' Filtering window lets you re-enable Filtering after it has been disabled. Click the Re-enable Filtering button to re-enable filtering.