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KACE Systems Management Appliance 10.2 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Enable Two-Factor Authentication for all users Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configuring the default theme Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component Using the Asset Management Dashboard About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations Managing contracts Managing licenses Managing purchase records
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Configure the Cache Lifetime for Service Desk widgets Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using the Inventory Dashboard Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Provisioning the KACE SMA Agent Manually deploying the KACE SMA Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Associate Managed Installations with Cataloged Software Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles Using Task Chains
Patching devices and maintaining security
About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Windows Feature Updates Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Using the Service Desk Dashboard Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Merging tickets Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the KACE SMA
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

Add or edit organization LDAP Filters

Add or edit organization LDAP Filters

You can add LDAP Filters to automatically assign devices to organizations using LDAP criteria.

Go to the Organization Filters Detail page:
Log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System from the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page.
On the left navigation bar, click Organizations, then click Filters.
Display the Organization Filter Detail page by doing one of the following:
Select Choose Action > New LDAP Filter




Whether the filter is enabled. Filters have to be enabled before they can be applied.


The name of the filter. This name appears on the Organization Filters list.


A description of the filter.

Evaluation Order

The run order of the filter. Filters run according to the number specified. Low numbers run before high numbers.



LDAP Server

The IP address or the hostname of the LDAP server. If the IP address is not valid, the appliance waits to timeout, resulting in login delays during LDAP authentication.


The LDAP port number, which is usually 389 (LDAP) or 636 (secure LDAP).

Base Dn

The LDAP criteria used to filter the main location for devices.

This criteria specifies a location or container in the LDAP or Active Directory structure, and the criteria should include all the devices that you want to identify. Enter the most specific combination of OUs, DCs, or CNs that match your criteria, ranging from left (most specific) to right (most general). For example, this path might lead to the container with devices that you want to identify:


Advanced Search

The search filter. For example:


LDAP Login

The credentials of the account the KACE SMA uses to log in to the LDAP server to read accounts. For example:

LDAP Login:CN=service_account,CN=Users,DC=company,DC=com.

If no username is provided, an anonymous bind is attempted. Each LDAP Label can connect to a different LDAP or Active Directory server.

LDAP Password

The password of the account the KACE SMA uses to log in to the LDAP server.

Currently supported variables for organization device filters:

Should the external server require credentials for administrative login (aka non-anonymous login) please supply those credentials. If no LDAP user name is given then an anonymous bind will be attempted. Each LDAP filter may connect to a different LDAP/AD server.

Click Save.

Test organization filters

Test organization filters

You can test organization filters to verify that they produce expected results.

Log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System from the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page.
On the left navigation bar, click Organizations, then click Devices.
Click the Test Organization Filter tab above the list on the right side of the page.
Select a filter in the Select a Filter drop-down list.
Click Test.

Delete organization filters

Delete organization filters

You can delete organization filters provided that they are not associated with an organization.

Go to the Organizations list:
Log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System from the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page.
In the Filters field, click the x next to the filter you want to delete.

The filter is no longer associated with the organization.

Click Organizations > Filters to display the Organization Filters page.
Click the linked name of a filter, then on the Organization Filter Detail page, click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm.

Managing devices within organizations

Managing devices within organizations

You can search for, filter, and redirect, devices assigned to organizations.

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