In User-Based mode, LAN clients are required to log in to access the Internet. In this note, we will demonstrate how to use User Management and set different policies for different user accounts. For example, rules can be set that all the employees cannot go to facebook, except for the users logging in with HR accounts. Besides, the server should be able to access the internet without restrictions.
|LAN host||Require Authentication||Internet Access|
1. Set a firewall filter that allows packets from the server IP to pass: Go to Firewall >> Filter Setup >> Set 2, click an available rule.
NOTE: If tick Check to Enable the Filter Rule makes this rule an Active Rule, that means all the packet will check if it matches the rule first. But with this IP configuration, only the packets from the IP address of the server will match. Packets that don't match the IP address will need user authentication to be passed to the Internet.
2. Set a firewall rule to block access to Facebook: Go to Firewall >> Filter Setup >> Set 2, click an available rule.
3. Create a user account for the employees: Go to User Management >> User Profile page, click an available profile to add an account.
4. Create a user account for HR: Go to User Management >> User Profile, click an available index to add an account.
Finally, LAN clients will have to log in when they try to access the internet. If they log in with the employee account, they will not be able to access facebook. There will be a message that shows the page was blocked by URL Content Filter.
When login with the HR account, facebook works fine.
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