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Creating & Using IP Groups

Transparent Filtering


IP Groups are used for groups of computers/devices that you do not want to authenticate on the network, or to force some computers/devices to always be in a certain Filter Set.  For example, in a library you may want all the circulation & card catalog stations to always be in a Filter Set called "Library Restricted", so they can only access certain sites no matter who sits at them.  IP Groups are also used for the Transparent Filtering add-on feature, which allows devices that do not support proxies to work and be filtered.

Applies To

SecureSchool, ISBossBox, LibraryDoor.

More Information

Adding an IP Group

To create IP Groups, go to "User Auth" -> "IP Groups" -> "Add An IP Group".  Select a Filter Set to filter this IP Group with, give the IP Group a descriptive name (for example, "MAC Workstations" or "Wireless Network"), then click on "Submit".

Adding Workstations To An IP Group

To add a workstation to an IP Group, go to "User Auth" -> "IP Groups" -> "Add a Workstation IP".  For the "IP or IP Range" field, you can enter either a single address (ex:, a range of addresses (ex: -, or a CIDR address / subnet (ex:  The "Name" should be a descriptive name for this individual IP address or range.  "Add to IP Group" is the IP Group this IP address will go in.  Once all the fields are filled in, click on "Submit".

If there is a conflict, it will ask you how you'd like to go about solving it.  This can happen for example if you have a range of (also written as - and you try to add  SecureSchool will detect that the two overlap, and ask you if you want it to resolve the conflict for you, or if you want to edit your entry.

Activating an IP Group for the Enhanced iPad, iPod, and Android Support Add-on Feature

To activate an IP Group for the Transparent Filtering add-on feature, you must call Technical Support at 877-225-0100 and we can turn it on for you.  IP Groups that have this feature on will show that it's on under "User Auth" -> "IP Groups" -> "List IP Groups".

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