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Overview

The Admin Preferences page is the home page of the Admin section of ProVision where general platform preferences may be set.

To access it, click the gear icon at the top right section of the header. From there, select "Admin". You will then have access the Admin section tabs of ProVision, and will see the Admin Preferences page.

Video Walkthrough

Note: Video at  applies to versions 6.0.0 and later. For earlier versions, see Admin Preferences Page Overview (v5.1.0+) .  

License Info

This section provides basic information on your 6connect license including the option to view the EULA and check your license status.

Application Settings

Application Settings is where you provide company specific info that appears in the header and Dashboard.

Time Zone:  Supported Time zones are listed here: {EXT} http://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.php. Default value is ('America/Los_Angeles') and can be modified at any time via the drop down menu

Company Name: Enter the preferred name for your company to be used.

Generic Name: This "short" name is used in abbreviated location for the "Customer" tab label, "Customer" and "Site" are common entries.

Header Image: Select an image file for the header

Support Email: Support Email address that displays on the Dashboard

Support Phone: Support phone number that displays on the Dashboard

Application Settings - Local Installation

Additional settings are available for local installations: 

 Local installations: Click here for additional settings...


Path to PHP (Local Installation): The directory path to php location

Path to Nmap (Local Installation): The directory path to nmap location

Nmap Options (Local Installation): The directory path to nmap location

DNS Settings

DNS Global Settings

Checkzone path : Enter the checkzone path that will be used for DNS. 

rndc path : Enter the rndc path that will be used for DNS. 

dig path : Enter the dig path that will be used for DNS. 

DNSSEC Tools

If using DNSSEC, enter the following information:

zonesigner path : Enter the zonesigner path that will be used for DNS. 

dnssec-dsfromkey path : Enter the dnssec-dsfromkey  path that will be used for DNS. 

DNSSEC validation server: Enter the IP of the nonauthoritative DNSSEC validation nameserver.

Peering Settings


ASN : Enter the ASN(s) that will be used for Peering, or may leave blank. Separate multiple ASNs with a comma.

VRF Support: Check to enable adding the VRF gadget to the router Section. Currently, only supports Cisco routers. 

Backup Settings

For cloud users, regular backups can be set up through the Scheduler. However, prior to imports or other large changes, you may wish to manually perform a backup. 

Backup Location: The backups may be sent to the 6connect cloud, or to a specific server in the Resource system. Select the radio button for the desired location.

Manual Backup - 6connect Cloud:

Select "6connect Cloud" as your backup location, then click on the "Backup Now" button. You will see a success message below the button if successful.

Manual Backup - Alternate Server:

Manual Backup: Alternate Server saves a backup msql dump to a Server Resource already set up in ProVision.

This Resource needs to have the following information provided in the server section fields in order to establish a connection: Port, Hostname, Username, and Password. 

 

Before selecting Alternate Server Backup:

1) Ensure that the Server Resource exists in ProVision for the backup (Section = "Server"). If needed, create a new entry for the server.

2) Check that the following fields are added to the Server Section:

  • Network Port (22 is typical)
  • Hostname (this can also be an IP address)
  • Username
  • Password

See Customizing Sections and Customizing Fields for information on adding fields to sections. Hostname, Username, Password, and Network Port will all be contained under the "Existing Fields" selector when adding fields to the Section.

3) On the Backup Server's Entry page, verify that the server fields are filled in and correct for the ProVision server entry:


If needed, click "Edit" and add or update the information. See Working with Entries for additional information.

 

Once a Backup server has been set up in ProVision, it will be available to select under Backup Settings: Alternate Server. 

Select "Alternate Server" as your backup location, then select the desired ProVision server Resource. After selecting your server, click on the "Backup Now" Button.

If successful, a mysql dump file will be sent to the selected server and a "Success!" message will appear.

Once the connection is confirmed successful, Backups to alternate servers may be scheduled on a recurring basis through the Scheduler Tab, or continued to be performed manually under Backup Settings. 

Backup Settings - Local Installation

Additional settings are available for local installations: 

 Local installations: Click here for additional settings...


Location of mysqldump (Local Installation): This is the location of the mysqldump directory. 

Logging Options

Remote Log IP: Target IP address that we will send log information to

Remote Log Port: Port number for the syslog server you will send log information to

Remote Log Method: Select TCP, UDP, SSL from the dropdown for the log delivery method

Remote Log Backup IP: Target IP address for the Backup syslog server you will send log information to

Remote Log Backup Port: Port number for the Backup syslog server you will send log information to

Remote Log Backup Method: Select TCP, UDP, SSL from the dropdown for the log delivery method

Remote Log Type: Select SysLog format or JSON output

Remote Log Facility: Select the Facility - applies to syslog only

Authentication Options

Maximum Session Idle: This setting (minutes) controls how long a session can stay idle before being forced to log in again.

RADIUS authentication options (local install only)

Note: For implementation details, go here.

Radius Enable: Check this box to enable RADIUS functionality.

Radius Server Address: Set to the IP address of your radius server. If this is specified, it will force authentication over radius.

Radius Authentication Port: Set to the port for authentication. Default port is 1812

Radius Accounting Port: Set to the port for radius accounting. Default port is 1813

Radius Key: Set to the shared key of your radius server

LDAP authentication

Note: For implementation details, go here.

LDAP Enable: check the box to enable LDAP functionality.

LDAP Server Address: Set the IP address of your LDAP server.

LDAP Port: Set the port for your LDAP server

LDAP Security: Select the security method of your LDAP server - SSL, TLS or None

LDAP Auth DN/Fetch DN: These strings are used to first authentication the 6connect user and then to retrieve their permissions. The string '%LOGIN%' should be inserted in place of the user's common name both strings. (ex: cn=%LOGIN%,ou=people,dc=6connect,dc=com)

LDAP Group Attribute: If using an internal list of user groups instead of 6connect groups, enter the attribute name for the LDAP groups here. If a Group Attribute is set, it will be used first, otherwise the 6connect schema will be used. 

Mapping Permissions to 6connect schema: To integrate 6connect permissions with your existing directory structure then you will need the 6connect schema. It should snap in with any existing LDAP structure and allow you to assign 6connect permissions to your existing users. You can download a copy of the schema from this section.

Remote Authentication Tester

The Remote Authentication Tester checks Radius / LDAP settings for a user.

Select the Login Method (Radius or LDAP), enter the Username and Password for the user, and then click "Test Login". 

Login Method: Select Radius or LDAP, according to your authentication settings.

Username: The username for the user you are testing. 

Password: Password for the user you are testing. 

Templates

This is where you can edit outgoing email templates for IP block assignments.

To edit, click inside the text area box, make the desired changes, then click the "Update" button. 

After making changes to settings, clicking any "Update" button will save your changes for all sections of the page, not just the section the update button is contained in.


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