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Email

The Email section is divided into two subsections - SMTP for setting up server details and Summary Emails for configuring which emails are sent automatically.

SMTP

This section allows Email server settings to be configured, including security settings.

 

OptionDescription
Recipient's Email AddressesA semicolon separated list of email addresses which status emails will be sent to.
Sender's Email AddressThe email address the summary emails will be sent from.
SMTP ServerThe 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:

  • Plain Text
  • Secure Sockets (SSL/TLS)
  • Transport Layer Security (STARTTLS)
Authentication

The authentication method used by the SMTP server. Supported options are:

  • None
  • Auto-Detect
  • Challenge/Response Authentication (CRAM-MD5)
  • Secure Username/Password login (AUTH LOGIN)
  • Username/Password login (AUTH PLAIN)
  • Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM)
SMTP Username and PasswordThe username and password for the SMTP server. If left blank, no username will be used.
Test and SendSends a test message to the recipients entered in the test box. If there are errors in the send, they will be reported back.

Summary

The summary section allows configuration of daily backup summary emails as below:

The options available are:

 

OptionDescription
Enable Backup summary emailsThis toggle can be used to turn summary emails on or off
Send TimeThe time in 24-hour clock format which the daily email will be sent
ColumnsWhich columns should appear in the summary email. Changes to this section are reflected in the email preview underneath

 



Slack

The Management Console supports sending notifications to Slack. Once configured, the types of notifications can be configured in the Notifications section, below.

 

OptionDescription
Enable Toggle this to enable/disable Slack notifications.
Slack API TokenThis is your API authorization token. This allows the Management Console to post to your company Slack account.
Slack URLThis is the subdomain of your company Slack account. Usually this will be your company name.
ChannelHere 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 MessageThis button sends a test message the the slack channel configured above.

 


Security

Here you can customize the various security options for the Management Console.

Access Restriction

This section is about controlling who can access your Management Console and where they can access it from.

OptionDescription
User AuthenticationHere you have the option to enable/disable the login prompt for new sessions connecting to the Management Console.
Network AccessHere you can restrict network access to the Management Console UI to the Server computer only.

Connection Settings

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.

OptionDescription
PortYou can change the communication port for both HTTP & HTTPS independently. 
Certificate pathYou may wish to use your company SSL certificate to prevent browser warnings when using HTTPS.
Private key pathIf you change the SSL certificate you will need to provide the matching Private Key file.

 


Notifications

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

 


System

The system section contains options for modifying the behaviour of the overall system. The options available are as follows:

 

OptionDescription
Server Name

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:

  • Do not display a name - this is the default setting
  • Display the Server NetBIOS name
  • Display a custom name - the name entered in the Custom Name field will be used

 

 

 

 

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