Miscellaneous options

This topic describes how to configure the miscellaneous setup options.

Note As of SecureTransport 5.3.3 Java Applet and ActiveX are no longer available or supported.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for configuring the miscellaneous options:

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Set the administrator’s email

The administrator e-mail is the email address for the system administrator of the FTP server. This address (if specified) is used in several server response messages and is available (%E macro) for run-time messages. Administrator email is available for the FTP server only.

  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. Enter an e-mail address in the Administrator Email field.
  3. Click Apply.

Set usage monitor options

The Server Usage Monitor can be configured to monitor several different aspects of the server or can be turned off entirely.

Each of the monitoring options requires additional CPU resources per server process to compute and track the enabled measurements. To improve server performance, disable all unnecessary monitoring functions. The usage monitor is available for the FTP server only.

The possible option settings are as follows:

Option Description
Enable all monitoring functions Enables all monitoring functions
Enable monitor - Measure bandwidth Keeps track of the instantaneous transfer rate of each FTP server process running
Enable monitor - Display user commands Keeps track of which FTP command a user is currently executing
Enable monitor - No bandwidth/commands Displays process information per FTP server connection
Disable monitor Disables all FTP and HTTP monitoring
  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. In the Usage Monitor Options field, select a monitoring option or disable monitoring.
  3. Click Apply.

Enable or disable reverse DNS lookups

Note This procedure has been replaced by the Server.ReverseDNSLookups server configuration parameter. Edit the Server.ReverseDNSLookups server configuration parameter to enable or disable reverse DNS lookups.

Reverse DNS lookups are used to resolve an IP address into a fully qualified domain name. The domain name is used for logging purposes and for applying access rules that specify a host name (instead of an IP address).

In cases where the DNS server is under heavy load, this can significantly affect the startup time of an FTP, HTTP, or SSH session. If the fully qualified domain name is not needed in the log files, it is best to turn off this feature.

Note This feature is available for the FTP, HTTP, and SSH servers.
  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. In the Reverse DNS Lookups field, choose to enable or disable reverse DNS lookups.
  3. Click Apply.

To disable reverse DNS lookups for the Administration Tool server, see DNS settings.

Set the session timeout

You can set a session timeout for SecureTransport so that users are automatically logged out if they are inactive for the specified duration. SecureTransport always uses the session timeout configured on the SecureTransport Server, even when the client connects to a SecureTransport Edge.

  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. Enter the number of seconds (60 seconds minimum) in the Session Timeout field to specify the session timeout duration.
  3. Click Apply.

Select a default HTML template

SecureTransport provides several different templates that change the look and feel of the web client user interface. The available options include: SecureTransport Legacy Client, Axway Jelly Ball 9, Axway Box and Stripe in Blue, and ST Web Client. If you configure a user account to use the default HTML template, it uses the one you configure here. For more information about the web clients, refer to the SecureTransport Web Client User’s Guide.

Select a default HTML template for web client users

  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. Select one of the templates from the HTML Template field. There are four choices that ship with SecureTransport: SecureTransport Legacy Client, Axway Jelly Ball 9, Axway Box and Stripe in Blue, and ST Web Client.
  3. Click Apply.
Note The login page of the HTML template you specify here is displayed when the user first accesses this SecureTransport Server. The rest of template is used if the user is configured to use the default HTML template. To set the HTML template for business unit, see Create or edit a business unit. To set the HTML template for an individual user, see Create a user account.

Use the HTML templates in a new locale

You can adapt an HTML template to a different locale by copying the existing template files and editing them. You also need to create a file for each locale named skin.conf that contains the descriptive information for the HTML Template. The SecureTransport Legacy Client template resides in <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/C. In SecureTransport, C is the default locale.

You need to create a locale folder for the files in the following location: <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/skin/<SKIN_NAME>/<LOCALE>/ where <SKIN_NAME> is the name of the template you want to use and <LOCALE> is the name of the new locale.

Create a locale folder

  1. Copy the files you want to modify from <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/C. The files for the default template are in the locale directory C. To use one of the other template styles, copy the files from <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/skin/jb9 or <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/skin/sm6.
  2. create a directory based on the new locale: <FILEDRIVEHOME>/share/ftdocs/html/skin/<SKIN_NAME>/<LOCALE>/ and paste the copied files into the new directory.
  3. Note If you only translate the templates, you can use an existing skin name when you create the new directory, just create a locale subdirectory. If you change the file content, use a new skin name. Do not overwrite the original HTML templates.

  4. Create the file skin.conf using a text editor. The contents of skin.conf are:
  5. description "<SkinTitle>"
    icons-access "public"
  6. where <SkinTitle> is the name of the HTML templates you are modifying. You can use any name.
  7. Select Operations > Server Configuration.
  8. The Server Configuration page is displayed.
  9. Search for the Admin.Locale parameter and change its value to the new locale.
  10. Restart all servers in the cluster.

Modify the HTML files

  1. Edit the copied HTML files. You can translate or modify the files.
  2. For additional information about editing the HTML pages and the default locale, see Customize a web client.
  3. Note If you change the file content, use a new skin name. Do not overwrite the original HTML templates. create a <SKIN_NAME> directory and create a C subdirectory if you are using the default locale. Store your modified files under the C directory.

  4. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  5. Select one of the templates from the HTML Template field and click Apply.

Limit FTP login failures

You can limit the number of consecutive failed login attempts before the FTP Server terminates a user connection. Limiting the number of consecutive failed login attempts provides added security.

Note This limit is applicable only to FTP login attempts. The HTTP protocol by definition allows only one login attempt per connection.
  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous and view the Miscellaneous Options pane.
  2. In the Disconnect after ____ failed login attempts field, type a value greater than zero to identify the number of failed login attempts you want to allow before disconnecting the user.
  3. Click Apply.

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