Automating Web Filtering Policies

Admin UI of Web Safety is built using Python Django framework and it makes it extremely easy to change filtering from your own Python scripts.

As an example please take a look at /opt/websafety/var/console/automate.py - this script add a designated domain to the list of domains excluded from HTTPS decryption.

#!/usr/bin/env python
#
# (c) Diladele B.V. 2018, Web Safety for Squid Proxy
#
# Sample automation script
#
import os
import sys
import django
import logging
import argparse

#
# in order for Django to work correctly with our monitor app, we add ourselves
# to Python's search path
sys.path.append(os.path.abspath(__file__))

#
# tell Django where to read settings from
#
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "console.settings")

#
#
#
django.setup()

#
# do imports
#
from safety.models import *
from squid.models import *

#
#
#
def add_domain(domain):

    item = None
    try:
        item = ExcludeDomainName.objects.get(value=domain)
    except ExcludeDomainName.DoesNotExist:
        item = ExcludeDomainName(value=domain)

    item.comment = "Some comment!"
    item.save()

#
# main
#
def main():

    # define arguments
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Automation sample for Web Safety')
    parser.add_argument("--domain", help="name of the domain to exclude from HTTPS decryption", required=True)

    # parse them
    args = parser.parse_args()

    logging.basicConfig(format='%(asctime)s %(message)s', level=logging.INFO)

    # add domain
    add_domain(args.domain)

    logging.info("Domain %s added successfully. Please login into Web UI and check if everything is ok!" % args.domain)

if __name__ == '__main__':

    main()