To connect to the Web Interface, you need to know the name of the Web server running the Web Interface and the name of the Web Interface site you want to access. The default site names are as follows:
- ARWebAdmin Site for administrators; supports a broad range of administrative tasks
- ARWebHelpDesk Site for Help Desk; supports the most common administrative tasks
- ARWebSelfService Site for self-administration; enables end users to manage their personal accounts
To connect to the Web Interface
- In the address box of your Web browser, type the address of the Web Interface site, and then press Enter.
For example, to connect to the default site for administrators, you might type http://server/ARWebAdmin where server stands for the name of the Web server running the Web Interface.
When using the Web Interface, you can specify the following personal settings:
Active Roles saves these settings on a per-user basis in the configuration of the Web Interface site. Once saved, the personal settings take effect regardless of which computer is used to access the Web Interface. The user can have different personal settings for different Web Interface sites.
To change personal settings
- Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of the Web Interface window.
- Configure the settings as needed.
- Click Save for the changes to take effect.
Logging out of the Web Interface can save Web Interface users from harmful security breaches. Users should log out of the Web Interface when their work is completed.
To log out of the Web Interface
- Click the name of the current Web Interface user in the top right corner of the Web Interface window, and then click Log out.
The Log out command closes the current Web Interface session and deletes all the session-related data from the local computer.
Not logging out may pose a security risk (for example, if the user accesses the Web Interface from a public computer). In such a case, the Web Interface can forcibly terminate the session due to user inactivity.
The Web Interface provides an inactivity timeout, ensuring that the session is not terminate unexpectedly. The administrator can specify the amount of continuous idle time that must pass in a Web Interface session before a message box pops up to prompt the user for an action. If the user does not respond to the prompt, the session is forcibly terminated after an additional grace period.