How To Whitelist A Website On Mac

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If you are a Mac user, you may have encountered issues of websites being blocked on your device. This can be a major annoyance, especially if it’s an important website that you need to access regularly. Fortunately, there is a solution available and it’s called whitelisting. Whitelisting is the process of allowing certain websites to bypass your browser’s security settings and be accessed directly. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to whitelist a website on your Mac in three simple steps.

The first step is to open the website that you wish to whitelist on your Mac. Once the website has been opened, look for the lock icon in the address bar at the top of your screen. Click on this lock icon, then select “Site Settings” from the menu that appears.

The second step is to select “Safety Settings” from the Site Settings window. Here, you can choose to mark a website as trusted by clicking on the lock icon next to it. You will also see an option for “Customize” which allows you to enter additional allowed or restricted websites if desired.

The third and final step is to save your changes by clicking on the “Save” button at the bottom of the Safety Settings window. Once this has been done, all websites that have been added and marked as trusted will be accessible directly without any further restrictions.

We hope this guide has shown you how easy it is to whitelist a website on your Mac computer so that it can be accessed without any issues or restrictions. Remember that it’s always best practice to only whitelist websites that are considered safe and trustworthy; otherwise, they can put both your privacy and security at risk!

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Whitelisting a Website in Chrome on a Mac

To whitelist a website in Chrome on a Mac, you will need to open the website you wish to mark as trusted. On the left side of the website input box, click the lock, info, or warning icon. Select Site settings from the menu and choose safety settings. To mark a website as trusted, click the lock icon. You can also add specific websites as trusted sites by clicking Add in the “Allow” section of Site Settings. This will open a new window where you can enter the address of any website you want to whitelist on Chrome. Once added, click Done to save your changes and exit the window.

Whitelisting a Website in Safari

To whitelist a website in Safari, you will need to first open the Safari browser and try to access the website that you would like to whitelist. Once you try to access the website, a message will appear asking if you would like to ‘Allow Access’. Tap on this option, and then enter your restrictions passcode.

Alternatively, you can also go into your device’s Settings > General > Restrictions and enter the same passcode again. Within the Restrictions menu, you should find an option for Safari settings. Here, you can add your desired website to the ‘Always Allow’ list which will effectively whitelist it from any future blocks or restrictions.

Whitelisting Websites

Whitelisting websites is a great way to manage your internet browsing and ensure that only trusted websites are accessed. To whitelist, a website in Google Chrome, start by opening the browser and clicking on the “More” button at the top-right corner. Then, select “Settings” from the options. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”. After that, locate “Content Settings” and click on “Notifications”. Now you can turn on or off the option called “Ask before sending (recommended)” which will allow you to approve each website before it opens. Finally, click on “Save” and your website will be added to the whitelist.

Adding a Website to an Approved List on Mac

On a Mac, you can add websites to your approved list by using the Parental Controls feature. To get started, open System Preferences and click ‘Parental Controls’. Select the user account you would like to manage and click ‘Enable Parental Controls’. Then, select ‘Web’ and click the ‘Customize’ button.

You can add allowed websites by clicking the ‘Add’ button below the Allowed list, entering the website URL, then clicking ‘Done’. Similarly, you can add restricted websites by clicking the Add button below the Restricted list, entering the website URL, then clicking Done. Once all of your websites have been added to either list, click ‘OK’ to save your changes.

Troubleshooting Macs Not Allowing Access to Certain Websites

It is possible that your Mac is not allowing certain websites due to either a compatibility issue or security settings. To troubleshoot this issue, check the Safari settings on your computer to ensure that the website is not blocked. You can do this by choosing Safari > Settings (or Preferences) from the menu bar, then clicking Websites, Privacy, or Security. Additionally, it could be a compatibility issue with the website you are trying to access; some websites require specific browser settings which may not be enabled on your Mac. If this is the case, you may need to adjust your browser settings in order to access the website.

Turning Off Website Blocking on a Mac

To turn off website blocking on a Mac, go to the System Preferences and select the Screen Time icon. Under Content & Privacy Restrictions, select Content Restrictions and then Web Content. Here you can choose to turn off website blocking by selecting Unrestricted Access. You can also customize which websites are allowed or blocked by clicking the Add button under either Allowed Websites or Restricted Websites and entering the URL of the desired website. Once you have entered all of your desired websites, click Done to save your changes.

Marking a Website as Safe in Safari

To mark a website as safe in Safari, open the website in the browser, then click the lock icon in the address bar. From there, you can select “Mark as Safe” from the dropdown menu. This will add the website to your list of trusted sites and disable any security warnings for that site. You can also open Safari’s settings by choosing Safari > Settings, then click Security. From there, you can add or remove websites from your list of trusted sites.

Whitelisting a Website

Whitelisting a website means creating a list of pre-approved websites that are allowed for access by end-users. This list is often created and pushed to the end-user devices by IT admins in order to ensure that only trustworthy websites are accessed. By whitelisting a website, the IT admin can control which websites the users can access, ensuring that untrustworthy sites are blocked from access. Additionally, whitelisting can also be used to limit the amount of time a user can spend on certain websites, further protecting against any malicious activity or unauthorized use.

Allowing a Website Through a Firewall on a Mac

To allow a website through your firewall Mac, first open System Preferences from the Apple menu and select Network. In the sidebar, click Firewall. If you need to scroll down to find it, do so. Then, click Options and select Add from the list of services. From here you can enter the website URL or IP address that you want to allow through your firewall. Once you’ve added the website, make sure to save your changes and your firewall should now be set up to allow access to the website.


In conclusion, whitelisting websites in Google Chrome can be a helpful tool for keeping unwanted content away from your computer. Whether you are using a Mac or Windows computer, whitelisting is an easy way to manage access to websites and ensure that only the ones that you trust can be used. By adding trusted sites to your Chrome browser, you can rest assured that your browsing will remain secure and private. Furthermore, when using Safari on a Mac, you can easily allow access to certain websites by entering the restrictions passcode. With these features in place, you’ll be able to enjoy safe and secure browsing on the web.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.