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User Online Notification

The system provides the policy-based user online notification function. The user online notification function integrates WebAuth function and Web redirect function.

After configuring the user online notification function, system redirects your HTTP request to a new notification page when you visit the Internet for the first time. In the process, a prompt page (see the picture below) will be shown first, and after you click continue on this page, system will redirect your request to the specified notification page. If you want to visit your original URL, you need to type the URL address into the Web browser.

Before you enable the user online notification function, you must configure the WebAuth function. For more information about configuring WebAuth function, view Web Authentication.

Configuring User Online Notification

To configure the user online notification function, take the following steps:

  1. Select Policy > Security Policy.
  2. Select the security policy rule with which you want to enable the user online notification function. Generally, it is recommended to select the security policy rule which is under the WebAuth policy rule and whose action is permit to transmit the HTTP traffic.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Policy Configuration page, click the Enable Web Redirect button and type the notification URL into the Notification page URL box.
  5. Click OK to save the settings.

Configuring the Parameters of User Online Notification

The parameters are:

  • Idle time: The time that an online user stays online without traffic transmitting. If the idle time is exceeded, the HTTP request will be redirected to the user online notification page again.
  • Background picture: You can change the background picture on the prompt page.

To configure the parameters, take the following steps:

  1. Select Policy > Security Policy.
  2. Select the security policy rule with the user online notification function enabled.
  3. Click and select Web Redirect Configuration.
  4. Type the idle time value into the Idle time box. The default value is 30 minutes. The range is 0 to 1440 minutes.
  5. Change the background picture of the prompt page. Click Browse to choose the picture you want, and then click Upload. The uploaded picture must be zipped and named as logo.jpg, with the suggested size of 120px*40px.

Viewing Online Users

After configuring the user online notification function, you can get the information of online users from the Online Notification Users dialog box.

  1. Select Policy > Security Policy.
  2. Click and select Web Redirect IP List.