Customize error pages

Error pages appear when a user violates ETP policy. For example, when a user attempts to access content that is blocked by the AUP or attempts to access a blocked domain or IP address. An error page warns users that website access is prohibited and a violation occurred.

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The first time a policy is deployed with a Block action and an Error Page response, it may take up to 30 minutes for the error page to appear to the user.

You can change the appearance of the error pages. For a complete list of settings that you can modify, see Error page customization.

Error pages appear in the language that is associated with the end-user's browser. These pages are translated by the browser.

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If you deployed ETP Client, a custom error page does not appear to end users who make requests from unidentified IP locations. Instead, the users see the Website Access Prohibited message without any customization.

These error pages are available in ETP:

  • Website Access Prohibited
  • Threat Website Warning
  • Acceptable User Policy Violation
  • Error Page Warning
  • User Authentication Error

Website Access Prohibited

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This error page appears in these situations:

  • When a user from an Unidentified IPs location attempts to access a domain that may be a security risk. These users are typically remote users who access content from IP addresses that are not already configured as locations in ETP.

  • When ETP proxy is disabled and malicious HTTP or HTTPS traffic is directed to Enterprise Security Connector version 2.5.0.

Threat Website Warning

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This message appears when a user attempts to access a domain that is a known or suspected threat. If the proxy is enabled, these error pages also appear for malicious HTTP or HTTPS traffic. The message is specific to the threat type. For example, any one of these warnings may appear on this page:

  • Phishing Website Warning. Appears when a user attempts to access a domain that is known or suspected to perform phishing attacks.

  • Malware Website Warning. Appears when a user attempts to access a domain that is known to host malware.

  • C&C Website Warning. Appears when a user attempts to access a domain that is known to perform C&C communications.

Acceptable User Policy (AUP) or Application Visibility and Control (AVC) Violation

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This message appears when a user violates the AUP or AVC settings in a policy. The message indicates which AUP or AVC category was violated.

If a file is blocked as a result of a DLP configuration, this message appears:

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Error Page Warning

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An error message similar to this one appears when ETP or ETP Proxy cannot connect to the requested website. This may occur in any of these situations:

  • Connectivity issue to the origin website.

  • TLS certificate issue. This includes cases where ETP Proxy cannot validate an origin certificate. If an ETP administrator chooses to block origin certificates that cannot be verified, this error page appears to the user.

  • Unknown user or group attempting to access a website.

Depending on the situation, the error message may differ. For example, this error message appears when there is an issue with the TLS certificate:

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User Authentication Error

If authentication is enabled and configured in an acceptable use policy, this error message appears when a user enters invalid credentials to access a website.

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Error page customization

You can modify these areas of the Error pages:

  • Logo. Area at the top-left of the page that is reserved for the logo image. You can upload an image in JPEG or PNG format.

  • Title. Title header of the page that indicates website access is prohibited. You can select the background color and the color of the text. You can also modify the font, font size, and style of the text.

  • Message Area. Area of the page that is reserved for:

    • The reason or cause of the error

    • The category associated with the error

    • A message and explanation

    • IT help desk contact information such as the email, phone, and the ticket URL

    In this area of the page, you can:

    • Modify the color, font, font size, and font style of the text.

    • Select a background color for the message.

    • Enter the IT email address, phone number, and ticket URL.

    • Show or hide the IT email address, phone number, or ticket URL.

  • Window Background. Setting where you can select the background color of top and bottom of the page where no text is provided. You can also select whether you want to show the corner image.

Any modification you make to these areas impacts all error messages. For example, if you modify the font style of the message, the message in all of the error pages then uses the new font style.

Change the appearance of error pages

If you're an ​Enterprise Threat Protector​ super administrator, you can configure the appearance of error pages. An error page appears when a user attempts to go to a website that violates access control settings or is a known or suspected malware, phishing, or C&C communication security threat. Error pages appear for known or suspected domains that are configured in the policy with a Block action and the Error Page response. For details, see Error page customization.

Any modification that you make to an element or item of an error page is applied to all error pages. For example, if you select a specific font for the message that is provided in an error page, all error pages use that font for the message.

To change the appearance of error pages:

  1. In the Threat Protection menu of Enterprise Center, select Policies > Error Pages.

  2. To upload a logo, click the Upload File and locate the image that you want to upload.

  3. To modify the Title heading:

    1. Navigate to the Title area.

    2. For the background color, click the color swatch and select the color that you want from the provided palette.

    3. To format the heading text, click the link that shows font style and formatting currently applied to the title, and in the toolbar that appears, select a new font, font size, or font format.

  4. To modify the background color of the message area:

    1. In the Message Area, go to the swatch that is associated with the background color.

    2. Click the color swatch and select the color that you want from the provided palette.

  5. To modify the text color and formatting associated with the Reason, Category, Explanation, or Communication parts of the message:

    1. To change the background color of the message area items, click the associated color, and select the color that you want from the provided palette.

    2. To format the text associated with an item in the message area, click the link that shows the applied font style and format, and in the formatting bar that appears, select a new font, font size, and font style as needed.

    3. Repeat step 6a and 6b for each message area item you want to modify.

  6. To show or hide communication information on the error pages:

    • To show the Mail, Phone, or Ticket information, ensure that the fields are selected.

    • To hide the Mail, Phone, or Ticket information, deselect the field.

  7. To enter communication information for your IT help desk:

    1. In the Mail field, enter an email address.

    2. In the Phone field, enter a phone number.

    3. In the Ticket field, enter the ticket URL.

  8. To modify the background color of the top or bottom of the error page:

    1. To modify the top of the page, for the gradient, click the color swatch and select a color from the provided palette.

    2. To modify the bottom of the page, for the gradient, click the color swatch and select a color from the provided palette.

  9. To show a corner image at the bottom right-hand side of the page, select Display Corner Image.

  10. To restore the default settings of the error pages, click Back to Default.

  11. Click Save.


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