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  1. BYOD to have a means of providing access to Man in the middle certificate for user self installation

    When users connect to BYOD network they need a way of downloading and installing the man in the middle certificate otherwise mobile phones and tablets will not connect to https sites with the new google https only safesearch

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    • Active Directory authentication should use the Global Catalog

      I have 5 sub-domains in my forest. Only accounts at the forest root can log in without having to type in their domain.

      If the Smoothie were able to make it's LDAP queries to the Global Catalog, no one, in any domain, would have to type in their domain information.

      Every product I have, that uses Active Directory for authentication, has the capability to use the Global Catalog. I can't figure out why SmoothWall does not.

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      • Office 365

        Please configure smoothwall to be able to connect and send email through office 365. This means you need to enable the security email features such as TLS. This is on every other piece of software we own, why not smoothwall?

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        • Reports should include the time period the report is for and any speciffic options selected

          Please add option for reports to display a title containing the time period and what the report is for? For example, I have a report that displays the activity of a specific user over a period of time, but the report does not display what user or what period of time the report is for. If you have to run many reports for different users for different periods of time it makes it extremely difficult to tell which report refers to what user. This is also the case when exporting reports to a file (.pdf, .csv, etc.). I have tried…

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          • A more colourful GUI with better icons

            A more colourful GUI with better icons. It would be nicer to have a more colourful GUI than the monochrome blue. Perhaps a new layout too.

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            • Better user feedback on the SSL Login page when a user has reached their max allowed login limit

              Currently, when a user has reached their max login limit, when trying to log in on the SSL Login page, it just cycles the login page without giving any user feedback in the way of telling the user they have reached the limit.

              The SSL Login page should at least give feedback that a user has logged in X number of times and have reached their limit.

              Also, a list of current logged in devices could be shown to the user and give them a logout button so they can log out the other logins so they are then able…

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                • Syndicating reports and alerts

                  It would be great to be able to push Smoothwall alerts, monitor notifications and system logs and reports out to rss to display on our intranet sites and digital displays for IT Support. We use services like Zapier to automate this with calendars, email and news forum posts and it works well.

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                  • Non-SSL login page

                    Allow users to authenticate via a page that does not use HTTPS, and therefore does not require a certificate to be rolled out. For BYOD devices (where a cert can't be easily rolled out) users would no longer be warned about accepting an untrusted certificate.

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                    • Quick Block/Allow should display the action taken if someone just hits return after typing a domain.

                      If you type domain.whatever into Quick Block/Allow it (by default) blocks that domain, adding it to "Custom blocked content".

                      I understand why - it's a safe default.

                      But given that the UI implies you have to click "Block" or "Allow" (when you actually don't), it's rather annoying and it would be useful to show a "I've just added domain.whatever to category X" notification to reduce the scope for mistakes.

                      TLDR: Display action taken on Quick Block/Allow page as the UI is misleading.

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                      • Change default back to 'all'...

                        Change default back to 'all', or make it possible to choose what the default is. It's quite annoying having to change it, as it's an extra step if you have to logoff a user quickly.

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                        • Groups of IP Addresses

                          Creating a new outgoing policy for a port or group of ports, requires you to enter the destination as either a specific IP address, a range of IP addresses or an IP subnet.
                          It would be useful if you could create a group of IP addresses with a name that you could then add to a new policy. There are some services which have the need for outgoing access to multiple IPs but those IP addresses are not sequential.
                          Office 365, for example, has nearly 200 outgoing requirements.

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                            We have begun the process of converting Smoothwall to use IP Group objects – the first release you will see them in is due April 2015, they will become more pervasive over time

                          • Youtube header modification to apply to browser and app on tablets using transparant proxy

                            Youtube header modification works on PCs but will not work on tablets using a Smoothwall transparent proxy. It will apply the redirect to go to Youtube for Education, but will not limit searches to education only videos. There is no effect on the Youtube app.

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                            • enforce safe mode on Tumblr

                              allow use of tumblr only if safe mode is selected

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                              • Alert Settings URL Monitor should be able to use Category Groups and Categories

                                I would like to be alerted when our students are trying to violate certain categories on the Guardian. Currently, the only way to do so would be to duplicate the category's URLs, one by one, in the Alert Type ID G4 section of the Alert Settings. My category for Minecraft has gotten fairly complex, so that would be a lot of work. Having the ability to put a Category or Category Group in there seems like a great idea to me.

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                                • Share SSL login page within a cluster

                                  we have a load balancer, 1 master server and 7 child servers. When a user logs in to Smoothwall via the SSL login page the load balancer directs them to one of the child servers, where the log in. When the load balancer eventually directs them to another child server they are prompted to log in again. This could be prevented if the login data was shared between all the servers

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                                  • Change units on UI to all be in bits per second

                                    Currently some parts of the interface use bits per second for network speed/through put and some parts use bytes per second.

                                    Networking speeds are generally measured in bits per second, which makes the areas in bytes per second likely to cause a wrong value to be entered or the data to be mis-interpreted.

                                    For example, my internet bandwidth is measured in bits per second, but all the traffic graphs on Smoothwall are bytes per second.

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                                    • Computer name

                                      show computer names in 'live' traffic graphs

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                                      • Cert Folders

                                        Would be cool if you could group certs in folders. These folders don't necessarily need to have any permissions but for tidiness and manageability it would make this screen seem a bit more manageable.

                                        Also a template one would be good so we don't have to manually re-create them each time

                                        Apologies if this is already a thing and I just have not found the option.

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                                        • Select and block from here....

                                          I can see emails that should be blocked that are allowed from the realtime. Would be a nice feature to be able to select and add blocked item from there.

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