How do I create an Acceptable Use Policy?

You can create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) statement and require users to accept it before the Zscaler service allows them to browse the Internet. Before users can browse the Internet, the service will display a notification similar to the one below.

When a user accepts the AUP, the service automatically logs the acceptance with the user’s login name and location. AUP acceptance logging cannot be turned off.

To configure the notification, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Administration > Resources  > End User Notifications.
  2. In the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) section, do the following:
    • Show AUP: Choose how often the service displays the AUP page. The service tracks the AUP acceptance time and expiration for each user. You can choose:
      • One of the predefined intervals
        (Never, Once Per Session, Daily, Weekly, or Once Per Login)
        The Zscaler service sets an AUP cookie when a user accepts the AUP. If you select Weekly, the service displays the AUP page one week from when the AUP cookie was set. If the AUP cookie is not present, the service displays the AUP page the next time the user logs in.

        OR
      • One of the following intervals:
        • Custom: Enter the number of days, between 1 and 180 inclusive.
        • Calendar Date: From the dropdown menu, select the calendar date on which you want the service to display the AUP to users. For example, if you select 1, the service displays the AUP when users log in on the 1st of every month. If a user does not log in on the specified date, the service displays the AUP the next day the user logs in. If you select a date that is not available for a given month (for example, the 31st), the service does not display the AUP that month.
        • Day of the Week: From the dropdown menu, select the day of the week on which you want the service to display the AUP to users. For example, if you select Monday, the service displays the AUP when users log in on Monday every week. If a user does not log in on the specified day, the service displays the AUP the next day the user logs in.
    • AUP Message (HMTL): Type in or paste an "Acceptable Use" statement. You can enter HTML tags as well as images, as long as the image files are accessible from the Internet. To learn how to use this field to customize the appearance of the AUP with CSS styles, click here.
  1. Click Preview Template(s) to see what the AUP page will look like after any changes. You can preview the notification as many times as you want.
  2. Click Save and activate the change.