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Password Manager 5.7.1 - Administrator Guide (AD LDS edition)

About Password Manager Getting Started Password Manager Architecture Management Policies
Checklist: Configuring Password Manager Understanding Management Policies Configuring Access to the Administration Site Configuring Access to the Self-Service Site Configuring Access to the Helpdesk Site Configuring Questions and Answers Policy Workflow Overview Custom Workflows Custom Activities Self-Service Workflows Helpdesk Workflows User Enforcement Rules
General Settings Password Policies Reporting Appendix A: Accounts Used in Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix B: Open Communication Ports for Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix C: Customization Options Overview Glossary About us

Importing Configuration Settings

To restore a Password Manager instance or to join an instance to a realm, you need to import the configuration settings to such an instance.

To import configuration settings

  1. Connect to the Administration site by typing the Administration site URL in the address bar of your Web browser. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/PMAdminADLDS/.
  2. On the menu bar, click General Settings, then click the Import/Export tab and select the Import configuration settings option.
  3. Click Upload to select the configuration file that you exported earlier.
  4. Enter the password and click Import.

Outgoing Mail Servers

You can configure one or more outgoing mail servers to send email notifications. If there are several servers, Password Manager will first attempt to use the top one in the list.

To add outgoing mail servers (SMTP)

  1. Connect to the Administration site by typing the Administration site URL in the address bar of your Web browser. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/PMAdminADLDS/.
  2. On the menu bar, click General Settings|SMTP Servers and then click Add SMTP server.
  3. In the Add SMTP Server dialog box, configure the following options and click Save:
Table 14:

 

Option

Description

Server name

Type the SMTP server name.

If the SMTP server uses the port which is different from the default SMTP port 25, you may specify the port using the following format:

<server name>:<port number>

where <server name> is the server name and <port number> is the port number used for SMTP communication.

Sender email address

Type the sender's email address.

This server requires authentication

Select if the SMTP server requires authentication.

User name

Type the user name under which Password Manager will access the SMTP server.

Password

Type the password for this account.

Confirm password

Re-type the password.

The server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)

Select if the SMTP server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).

  1. Follow steps 2-3 to add any additional SMTP servers.

NOTE: You can use the Test settings button to validate the SMTP server that you have configured. An email will be sent to the specified email address if the provided details are valid. If any of the details are invalid, a error message is displayed. You can configure the subject text of the email by configuring the value of Resource Id, “Admin.Scenario.Action.TestSMTP.Settings.TestEmail.Subject”“Admin.Scenario.Action.TestSMTP.Settings.TestEmail.Subject” in the Admin.xml file.
  1. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order of the SMTP servers in the list.

The order of the servers in the list specifies how Password Manager uses the servers to send email notification messages. Password Manager will first attempt to use the servers at the top of the list.

To remove a server from the list of outgoing SMTP mail servers

  1. Connect to the Administration site by typing the Administration site URL in the address bar of your Web browser. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/PMAdminADLDS/.
  2. Connect to the Administration site by typing the Administration site URL in the address bar of your Web browser. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/PMAdminADLDS/.
  3. On the menu bar, click General Settings, and then click the SMTP Servers tab.
  4. On the SMTP Servers page, select the SMTP server you want to remove and click Remove.

Diagnostic Logging

Password Manager provides a simple and convenient way to collect the diagnostic information about the activity of Password Manager. Diagnostic logging is mainly intended to be used by support personnel for troubleshooting purposes.

To enable diagnostic logging in Password Manager

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click General Settings, and then click the Logging Settings tab.
  2. Configure the following options as required:
Table 15:

 

Option

Description

Specify the path to the log folder:

Type a path to the folder to store the diagnostic information.

Set log level

The following log levels are available:

Turn off logging - Select this option to turn off logging.

Log errors only - Select this option to log only errors.

Verbose logging - Select this option to log the most extended diagnostic information.

IMPORTANT: Do not enable verbose logging for long periods of time. Verbose logging creates log files that can accumulate quickly. Always monitor available disk space when verbose logging is enabled.

 

  1. Click Save.

 

Scheduled Tasks

When installing Password Manager, the Password Manager setup adds the following scheduled tasks on the computer where Password Manager is installed: Invitation to Create/Update Q&A Profile, Reminder to Create/Update Q&A Profiles, Reminder to Change Password, Maximum Password Age Policy, and User Status Statistics.

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