This article is intended for IT support with a Global/Owner Administrator user role.
You can use School Manager’s Category Search to help manage your filtering policies and check the category that a website belongs in. Enter a website into the tool and it will show you its Category and Signature.
A Category is a collection of similar websites and can include content “Signatures”. A Signature is a pattern used to identify a specific website, service, or application. Not all websites and applications have a Category or Signature.
You can use the Category Search results and the Test Policy Tool to prevent conflicts, improve existing Policies or create new Policies.
- Go to Filtering > Content Filtering.
- Select Category Search.
Do not include the site’s protocol (examples, https:// or http://) in your query.
- Type a web address, domain or subdomain.
- Select the Search button (magnifying glass icon).
- A grayscale icon identifies a Category while a color icon identifies a Signature.
- Note your results and close the window.
What if your search didn’t return any results?
The Category Search only returns results if your search is for a specific domain or subdomain with the top-level domain (like .com, .com.au, .co.uk, .edu) of the website included. You cannot search by the website's name, a full URL or with the protocol (http:// or https://).
You can contact Linewize Support if you feel a website that is not categorized or is incorrectly categorized.