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Configuration --> Web Config
« on: January 16, 2005, 02:30:29 AM »
The Web config function is used to specify the port number, path and email settings to be used for emailing of reports. Each tab is explained in detail below :

Web

1. Port - This is the port that CAM server runs on. By default it selects the random free port. However, you should change this to port 80 if there is no other web server running on the machine where the CAM server is running. If a value is not specified here you may notice that the port number used to access CAM keeps on changing. Therefore we suggest that you always specify a value here. The valid port is between 80 - 6400.

If you specify the value 8080 here and assuming the IP address of the PC running the CAM server is 192.168.1.1, you can access the CAM server using the browser and keying in http://192.168.1.1:8080. The CAM server can be accessed on the LAN or on the local host using the same URL.

Assuming the IP address of the machine running CAM is 192.168.1.1, below are some examples if the ports are changed :
 
Port      URL used to access CAM
80          http://192.168.1.1:80
8080      http://192.168.1.1:8080
443        http://192.168.1.1:443
1080      http://192.168.1.1:1080

2. Root folder - This is the path where the CAM html files reside. By default it is C:/Bill/HTML and it should not be changed unless you have manually moved the files to another location.

3. Enable logging - If this option is ticked, all sessions are logged under Log Files --> Web. Each IP used to access the CAM is recorded with the actions that were taken. By default it is left unticked as each login can potentially generate a lot of logging.

Email Settings Tab
This tab is used to specify the email address used to send emails using CAM. CAM can generate automatic reports periodically to be sent to a group of people. For example, you may want a report to be automatically emailed by CAM to all the department heads each day end with the activity for their department. Or you may wish an email to be automatically generated when a black listed numbers (e.g. ex employees, competitors, etc) or 911 is called from the office. If you do not intend to use the auto email functions of CAM, you can leave the following fields empty.

1. SMTP Server Name - This is the name or IP address of your SMTP server. The server specified here will be used to send all emails generated by CAM.

2.From (Email Address) - This is the mail address of the mail account sending the email. It is recommended to fill this field with some real mail address because some SMTP servers perform address checking and will not accept invalid or not-existing address. In combination with the field above this field forms fully qualified From address that will be placed in From field of the auto generated email. For example, the fully qualified address could be "Friendly Name" <mail_address@some.domain.com>. In this example the From (Friendly Name) field contains Friendly Name and the From (Email Address) field contains mail_address@some.domain.com.

3.To (Friendly Name) - This is the friendly name of CAM administrator account. This account serves two purposes. At first, this account will be used to test parameters of mail subsystem. And second purpose is when there are no accounts assigned to certain auto generated report task then this account will be used to send mail for that task.

4. To (Email Address) - This is the mail address of CAM administrator account. In combination with the field above this field forms fully qualified mail address of CAM administrator. For example, the fully qualified address could be "Friendly Name" <mail_address@some.domain.com>. In this example the To (Friendly Name) field contains Friendly Name and the To (Email Address) field contains mail_address@some.domain.com.

5. Logging Level - This field defines detailing level for mail events to be logged to Report Alerts Log. This field affects amount of text conversation between CAM and SMTP server to be placed in Report Alerts Log for a mail event.

6. Log successful events - If this field is No then there is no conversation between CAM and SMTP server to be placed in Report Alerts Log for successful mail events, if Yes then for every mail event there will be conversation between CAM mail subsystem and SMTP server in Report Alerts Log.

7. Save&Test - This button is used to save parameters and send test mail to administrator's account.

8. Ok - You can use Ok button to bypass sending test mail and save mail subsystem parameters. This can be useful if, for example, you leave administrator's address empty.

SMTP Auth Tab
This tab is used to configure SMTP authentication. Different SMTP servers use different approaches to authenticate users before accepting an e-mail to be delivered. This tab contains various settings allowing to configure CAM to communicate to any type of SMTP server.

After entering a password in any password field on this page CAM will prompt you to confirm the password. Password and it's confirmation must be identical otherwise CAM will clear entered password and you will have to enter it again.

CAM never places stored passwords on the page. This is because of that HTML page is not a secure place to place passwords. Password fields on the page is used only to enter passwords. After a password has been stored inside the system it will never be displayed in a field on the page. Thus to keep existing password unchanged just leave the field empty and to change an existing password type new password in the corresponding field on the page.

1. SMTP Authentication - This section contains user name and password allowing CAM to authenticate itself on servers requiring SMTP Authentication. To enable this method of authentication mark Use Authentication field in this section.

2. POP before SMTP - Some SMTP servers require an user to check mail before submitting a new e-mail to send. This procedure is referred to as POP before SMTP, because POP protocol is used for mail checking. This section allows you to configure CAM to check mail before sending report or event alert and thus authenticate itself using POP before SMTP approach. To enable this authentication method mark Use POP before SMTP field in this section.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2005, 08:32:33 AM by sergey »