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Custom Signals

access_time Updated Jun 29, 2022

Note: Custom Signals are not supported on the Essential platform.

About Custom Signals

Custom signals can be created to increase visibility into rules. Normally, requests that are immediately blocked or allowed by rules will not be visible in the console. To add visibility to immediately blocked or allowed requests, configure the rule to add a custom signal to the requests. A representative sample of requests that have been tagged with a custom signal will be listed in the Requests page of the console and can be found by searching for the custom signal.

Signals can be created on individual sites (Site Signals) as well as the corp as a whole (Corp Signals) to be easily used in multiple sites.

Viewing and Editing Signals

Corp Signals can be managed by going to Corp Rules > Corp Signals, while Site Signals can be managed by navigating to a specific site and going to Rules > Site Signals. Any signals you have created will be listed on these pages. Edit or remove any of the signals by clicking the Details button to the right of the signal.

Note: Only Owners can create, edit, and delete Corp Signals.

Creating Signals

Corp Signals

  1. From the Corp Rules menu, select Corp Signals. The corp signals menu page appears.

  2. Click Add corp signal. The add corp signal menu page appears.

  3. In the Signal name field, enter the name of the custom signal.

  4. In the Description (optional) field, you may enter an optional description for the custom signal.

  5. Click Create corp signal.

Note: Only Owners can create, edit, and delete Corp Signals.

Site Signals

  1. From the Site Rules menu, select Site Signals. The site signals menu page appears.

  2. Click Add site signal. The add site signal menu page appears.

  3. In the Signal name field, enter the name of the custom signal.

  4. In the Description (optional) field, you may enter an optional description for the custom signal.

  5. Click Create site signal.

Using Signals

When creating a rule, the Add signal action can be used to tag requests processed by the rule with a custom signal. Select the appropriate signal or create a new signal by selecting Create new signal in the dropdown menu.