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Need Block List for the Creo Embedded Browser in Creo Parametric

gleonard3
13-Aquamarine

Need Block List for the Creo Embedded Browser in Creo Parametric

Just came across article CS378421 for whitelisting certain URLs in Creo's embedded browser.  This is close to what we need, but it would so much easier to implement for our purposes if there was the possibility to Block certain URLs, rather than trying to document all possible allowed sites.

 

Could we for example have a ZBrowser Registry Key called BlockListLocation and manage that like the AllowListLocation?  This would be a major win for us as it would solve an age old company specific Windchill cache corruption issue I wont get into here..

 

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gleonard3
13-Aquamarine
(To:gleonard3)

I'm pleased to report that PTC did in fact incorporate this BlockList capability idea in Creo Parametric builds 9.0.7.0 and 10.0.3.0 and beyond!  Here's my attempt to document this:

 

  • To block access to a specific list of resources:
    1. Create a .txt file that contains the list of URLs and file paths that to be blocked for access by your organization
      • For example, BlockList.txt
        • Note: The .txt file supports wildcard characters, such as, “. *,? [A-Z]” and so on
          • The delimiter is a new line character between entries
          • Avoid trailing whitespace in URL list
          • URLs are case sensitive
    2. In the Windows Registry Editor, navigate to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PTC
    3. Select PTC, right-click and select New > Key
  1. Rename New Key #1 to Zbrowser
  2. Select Zbrowser, right-click and select New > String Value
  3. Rename New Value #1 to BlockListLocation
  4. Select BlockListLocation, right-click and select Modify
  5. In the Value Data field, specify the name and full path to the text file that contains the list of blocked URLs and file paths
  • Note:
    • By default, this registry key is not set
    • If you plan to use this option, then every URL to be blocked from inside Creo should be included in the text file referenced by BlockListLocation
    • If the text file is not accessible, then no URLs will be blocked

Thanks, PTC, for enabling this.  This will be incredibly helpful for us.

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Hi,

please discuss your problem with PTC Support.


Martin Hanák
gleonard3
13-Aquamarine
(To:MartinHanak)

It's been discussed here, and PTC has responded that there are no plans to support our particular situation unfortunately.  After many years with this setup, it has become impractical for us to correct this from the Windchill implementation standpoint

gleonard3
13-Aquamarine
(To:gleonard3)

I'm pleased to report that PTC did in fact incorporate this BlockList capability idea in Creo Parametric builds 9.0.7.0 and 10.0.3.0 and beyond!  Here's my attempt to document this:

 

  • To block access to a specific list of resources:
    1. Create a .txt file that contains the list of URLs and file paths that to be blocked for access by your organization
      • For example, BlockList.txt
        • Note: The .txt file supports wildcard characters, such as, “. *,? [A-Z]” and so on
          • The delimiter is a new line character between entries
          • Avoid trailing whitespace in URL list
          • URLs are case sensitive
    2. In the Windows Registry Editor, navigate to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PTC
    3. Select PTC, right-click and select New > Key
  1. Rename New Key #1 to Zbrowser
  2. Select Zbrowser, right-click and select New > String Value
  3. Rename New Value #1 to BlockListLocation
  4. Select BlockListLocation, right-click and select Modify
  5. In the Value Data field, specify the name and full path to the text file that contains the list of blocked URLs and file paths
  • Note:
    • By default, this registry key is not set
    • If you plan to use this option, then every URL to be blocked from inside Creo should be included in the text file referenced by BlockListLocation
    • If the text file is not accessible, then no URLs will be blocked

Thanks, PTC, for enabling this.  This will be incredibly helpful for us.

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