When trying to access the Web Management Console for the first time, you are to complete a basic configuration wizard in order to be able to use the product. The Web Management Console will be available only after you have successfully finished this wizard.
To start the wizard click CONTINUE.
This wizard may transfer sensitive information over an unencrypted connection. Always use this wizard on a secure, closed network or localhost, and with care!
Basic configuration steps
End-User License Agreement
In the first page you can find the End-User License Agreement. You have to accept the terms before moving on. Please read through the EULA carefully and if you agree with it, check I ACCEPT THE TERMS IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT and click NEXT to continue.
Admin User Setup
The next step is to set up an administrator account. This account will be the first one being able to access the Web Management Console and to create accounts for other users. You have to fill all fields in this page to be able to move forward. When you are done, click NEXT to continue.
The administrator account, that is created via the basic configuration wizard, is always added to the LOCAL user directory as a member.
The following information is required for the administrator account:
The unique name of the account that is used at the time of login and in log messages for accountability.
ACCOUNT DISPLAY NAME
Name of the person bound to this account. This name (appended to the name of the account's user directory) is displayed in the top right corner of the Web Management Console.
Password of the user bound to this account that is used at the time of login.
Passwords sent clear-text
As long as TLS is not configured for the basic configuration wizard, passwords are sent clear-text over the network and may be disclosed to unauthorized parties.
As a mitigation action:
Email address of the person bound to this account.
For license activation details see 2.4.1. Activating MetaDefender licenses.
After you have completed every steps you are ready to finish the wizard and start using the product. Click the FINISH button to complete the wizard.
The product's service will be restarted and the browser will be redirected to the Web Management Console. This could take several seconds.
You can login to the Web Management Console with the administrator user that have just been created in the previous steps.
Transport Layer Security
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol that provides communications security over a computer network. Websites, like the Web Management Console, are able to use TLS to secure all communications between their servers and web browsers.
The TLS protocol aims primarily to provide confidentiality (privacy) and data integrity between two communicating computer applications.
No TLS for the wizard
By default, TLS is not enabled for the basic configuration wizard. As a consequence sessions between the wizard's backend and the browser may be insecure.
Performing the same steps as for the Web Management Console, it is possible to set up TLS for the basic configuration wizard. Remember completing the TLS setup before launching the wizard.
For instructions to set up TLS see 3.8.1 Enabling HTTPS.
Users can be organized into separate user directories. User directories help to enforce certain login policies.
For further details about user directories see 3.3.3. User directories.