The Email section is divided into two subsections - SMTP for setting up server details and Summary Emails for configuring which emails are sent automatically.
This section allows Email server settings to be configured, including security settings.
|Recipient's Email Addresses||A semicolon separated list of email addresses which status emails will be sent to.|
|Sender's Email Address||The email address the summary emails will be sent from.|
|SMTP Server||The address (DNS or IP) of the SMTP server to use for sending.|
|Connection Type and Port|
The type of connection used by the SMTP server. Supported options are:
The authentication method used by the SMTP server. Supported options are:
|SMTP Username and Password||The username and password for the SMTP server. If left blank, no username will be used.|
|Test and Send||Sends a test message to the recipients entered in the test box. If there are errors in the send, they will be reported back.|
The summary section allows configuration of daily backup summary emails as below:
The options available are:
|Enable Backup summary emails||This toggle can be used to turn summary emails on or off|
|Send Time||The time in 24-hour clock format which the daily email will be sent|
|Columns||Which columns should appear in the summary email. Changes to this section are reflected in the email preview underneath|
The Management Console supports sending notifications to Slack. Once configured, the types of notifications can be configured in the Notifications section, below.
|Enable||Toggle this to enable/disable Slack notifications.|
|Slack API Token||This is your API authorization token. This allows the Management Console to post to your company Slack account.|
|Slack URL||This is the subdomain of your company Slack account. Usually this will be your company name.|
|Channel||Here you can specify which channel you wish to post to in Slack. You may wish to create a new channel in Slack for your notifications.|
|Test Message||This button sends a test message the the slack channel configured above.|
Here you can customize the various security options for the Management Console.
This section is about controlling who can access your Management Console and where they can access it from.
|User Authentication||Here you have the option to enable/disable the login prompt for new sessions connecting to the Management Console.|
|Network Access||Here you can restrict network access to the Management Console UI to the Server computer only.|
This section allows you to configure HTTP/HTTPS connection settings for the Management Console. The defaults should be fine for most installations but you may wish to provide your own SSL credentials and possibly alter the ports if they conflict with other applications on your server.
The main choice here is whether you wish to use HTTPS or plain HTTP.
|Port||You can change the communication port for both HTTP & HTTPS independently.|
|Certificate path||You may wish to use your company SSL certificate to prevent browser warnings when using HTTPS.|
|Private key path||If you change the SSL certificate you will need to provide the matching Private Key file.|
Here you can select which notifications appear in the User Interface and over Slack (if configured).
The options available are:
- Update available - sent when a software update to the Management Console is available. This cannot be turned off in Beta
- Backup Started - sent when a backup has started to run on a managed computer
- Backup Successful - sent when a backup has completed successfully on a managed computer
- Backup Failed - sent when a backup has completed unsuccessfully on a managed computer
- Queue Empty (daily) - sent when a scheduled queue of backups has completed all operations until the next day. Useful to note time taken for scheduled overnight backup operations
- Queue Scheduling Errors - send when the server fails to start a backup on a managed computer. For example, if the computer is offline
The system section contains options for modifying the behaviour of the overall system. The options available are as follows:
Allows a custom server name to be set. This server name will be shown in the title/tab bar of the browser, at the top of the CMC interface and in email subject lines.
This allows organisations with multiple CMC installs to easily tell them apart. The naming options are: