About Locations

Locations identify the various networks from which your organization sends its Internet traffic. When an organization forwards its traffic to the Zscaler service through a GRE or IPsec tunnel, Zscaler provisions your organization's IP addresses, which you then add as locations in the admin portal. You can either add locations individually in the admin portal or import a CSV file with your locations.

When the Zscaler service receives traffic, it checks whether the traffic is from a known location (a location that is configured on the admin portal), or from an unknown location (road warrior traffic). If the traffic is from a known location, the service processes the traffic based on the location settings. For example, the service checks whether the location has authentication enabled, or whether it has SSL inspection enabled, and proceeds accordingly. It also applies the location policies that you configure and logs Internet activity by location.

  1. Add a location. See How do I add a location?
  2. Add or delete locations or location features to existing locations. See How do I add or delete location features to existing locations with a CSV?
  3. Download a CSV file that lists your locations and sub-locations. See How can I get a list of my locations?
  4. Import a Sample Import CSV file that shows the correct CSV format for adding or deleting locations or location features.
  5. Expand all sub-locations.
  6. Collapse all sub-locations.
  7. Search for a location or sub-location.
  8. View a list of all locations and sub-locations. 
  9. Expand a location to see its sub-location(s). 
  10. Edit a location or sub-location. See How do I edit, delete, or duplicate items in the admin portal?
  11. Add a sub-location. See What is a sub-location?
  12. Modify the table and its columns. See How do I use tables in the admin portal?

Screenshot of the icons used to manage Zscaler locations when traffic forwarding