Blocking Websites on Your Kiosk with KioskSimple

Easily block websites on your kiosk with KioskSimpleIf you’re using a kiosk to display a website(s) then chances are you don’t want your users to be able to browse wherever they please.  You want to keep your website on the kiosk at all times so that you control exactly what your customers see while using your kiosk.  We’ve made this easy with KioskSimple and no coding or nerd degree is required.

KioskSimple uses a hybrid whitelist (websites that are allowed) and blacklist (websites that are blocked) for maximum security and flexibility.  In order for a website to be displayed on your kiosk it must be both included in the whitelist and not include in the blacklist.  I’ll do an example below so you can see just how easy this is.

In this example we’ll say I want to put the website www.blog.kiosksimple.com on my kiosk and allow the user to view ever webpage except those under the “Accounts” section.  I can accomplish this in just a few easy steps:

  1. Run the KioskSimple Configuration Tool and navigate to BROWSER->WEBSITE FILTERING.
  2. Set Enable website filter to ON.
  3. Add a Whitelist rule for “https://www.blog.kiosksimple.com/*”.  The star at the end is a wildcard and this rule will allow the user to view every webpage on the site.
  4. Add a Blacklist rule for “https://www.blog.kiosksimple.com/account/*”.  This will block all webpages under the accounts section.
  5. Save your changes and you’re done!

KioskSimple Website Filtering Example

KioskSimple also supports the use of regular expressions which allows you to write powerful website filtering rules for more complicated websites.  We wanted to make it easy for KioskSimple users to control exactly which websites can display on their kiosks so that you have total control over the user experience.  Try a free unlimited time demo of KioskSimple today!


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Author: Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer, with a background in designing and deploying complex payment kiosk systems. Andrew offers high-value, strategic consulting services to companies looking to develop their payment kiosks.