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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the appliance Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Disable SSL

Disable SSL

You can disable the secure web browser that the appliance is running on by disabling SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Security to display the Security Settings page.
2.
Click Enabled ports: 80, 443 (change).
4.
Click Apply Changes.

The HTTPS browser is now unavailable.

Enable database access

Enable database access

You can enable database access to allow external programs, such as Crystal Reports or Excel® to query the appliance database so that you can create your own reports. By default, the appliance does not allow external connections to the database.

The account for external access to the database is username: report and password: box747.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Security to display the Security Settings page.
2.
Select the Enable Database Access check box.
3.
In Report User Database Password and Verify Password, specify the database password that you want the external resources to use when accessing the appliance database.
The indicator underneath the Report User Database Password field changes color as you type the password string, to indicate the password strength. Red indicates the lowest, and green the highest complexity level. Choose a strong password to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your database records.
4.
Click Save.

You might have to reboot the appliance before external programs can query the appliance database.

Enable SSH Root Login (KACE Support)

Enable SSH Root Login (KACE Support)

Enabling SSH provides remote access to the Quest KACE Support team. Quest KACE recommends enabling SSH before you begin to use the appliance. SSH remote access is the only method that the Support team can use to diagnose and fix problems if the appliance becomes unresponsive.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Security to display the Security Settings page.
2.
Select the Allow SSH Root Login (KACE Support) check box.
3.
Click Save.

Prevent brute-force login attacks

Prevent brute-force login attacks

You can configure the appliance to prevent multiple consecutive attacks from obtaining appliance credentials.

The Brute Force Detection settings on the Security Settings page allow you to configure the number of failed authentication attempts within a specified time frame, after which the appliance prevents any logins for that user name.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Security to display the Security Settings page.
2.
On the Security Settings page, under Brute Force Detection, specify the following:
3.
Click Save.
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