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Create a web content filter profile on
iOS
devices

You can use web content filter profiles to limit the websites that a user can view in
Safari
or other browser apps on a supervised
iOS
or
iPadOS
device. You can assign web content filter profiles to user accounts, user groups, or device groups. When you create a web content filter profile, each URL that you specify must begin with http:// or https://. If necessary, you should add separate entries for http:// and https:// versions of the same URL. DNS resolution does not occur, so restricted websites could still be accessible (for example, if you specify http://www.example.com, users might be able to access the website using the IP address).
When you create a web content filter profile, you can choose the allowed websites option that supports your organization's standards for the use of mobile devices.
Allowed websites
Description
Specific websites only
This option allows access to only the websites that you specify. A bookmark is created in
Safari
for each allowed website.
If you allow access only to specific websites, you must ensure that all websites that the device needs to access are specified in the list of allowed websites. For example, if you configure Microsoft Office 365 modern authentication for BlackBerry Dynamics apps, the device must be able to reach the
Active Directory
Federation Services website.
Limit adult content
This option enables automatic filtering to identify and block inappropriate content. You can also include specific websites using the following settings:
  • Permitted URLs: You can add one or more URLs to allow access to specific websites. Users can view websites in this list regardless of whether automatic filtering blocks access.
  • Blacklisted URLs: You can add one or more URLs to deny access to specific websites. Users cannot view websites in this list regardless of whether automatic filtering allows access.
  1. On the menu bar, click
    Policies and Profiles > Networks and connections > Web content filter
    .
  2. Click The Add icon.
  3. Type a name and description for the web content filter profile.
  4. Perform one of the following tasks:
    Task
    Steps
    Allow access to specific websites only
    1. In the
      Allowed websites
      drop-down list, verify that
      Specific websites only
      is selected.
    2. In the
      Specific website bookmarks
      section, click The Add icon.
    3. Perform the following actions:
      1. In the
        URL
        field, type a web address that you want to allow access to.
      2. Optionally, in the
        Bookmark path
        field, type the name of a bookmark folder (for example, /Work/).
      3. In the
        Title
        field, type a name for the website.
      4. Click
        Add
        .
    4. Repeat steps b and c for each allowed website.
    Limit adult content
    1. In the
      Allowed websites
      drop-down list, click
      Limit adult content
      to enable automatic filtering.
    2. Optionally, perform the following actions:
      1. Click The Add icon beside
        Permitted URLs
        .
      2. Type a web address that you want to allow access to.
      3. Repeat as necessary to add additional websites.
    3. Optionally, perform the following actions:
      1. Click The Add icon beside
        Blacklisted URLs
        .
      2. Type a web address that you want to deny access to.
      3. Repeat as necessary to add additional websites.
  5. Click
    Add
    .
Assign the web content filter profile to user accounts, user groups, or device groups.