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|Document ID: ||4576|
|Subject: ||Creating new users in Xeams|
|Creation date: ||12/14/15 4:35 PM|
|Last modified on: ||8/15/18 11:03 AM|
How to create new users in Xeams
It is important that you create users in Xeams, particularly if you use Xeams in Stand-Alone mode
Additionally, users are required if:
- You want use the POP3 or IMAP server, OR
- Want to use SMTP authentication for outbound emails, OR
- Want to generate a Notification Report for your employees containing a list of messages that are quarantined by the server, OR
- You want individual employees in your company to log in to the Admin Console and manage
their own rules.
Types of users
There are two types of non-admin users in Xeams:
- Integrated with Active Directory
- Local users
The most important difference between Local
users is where is the password stored. In case of local users, the
password for every user is stored in Xeams and has nothing to do with their Windows password. On the other hand, passwords are never stored
in Xeams for users that are integrated with Active Directory. When a user logs in, Xeams will send the authentication parameters to AD, which
will confirm the password. If this user is trusted by AD, it will be trusted by Xeams.
Creating Integrated users with AD
When Active Directory integration
is enabled, a local user in Xeams is automatically created
when that person tries connecting to the web interface of Xeams using their Windows credentials. Note that in this case the login
ID must match with what they use on Windows, which is NOT
their email address. For example: john.doe
Another method is to pull users from an LDAP server. Starting version 6.1, Xeams supports other LDAP servers besides Microsoft Active Directory.
Following steps demonstrate how to create users by pulling them from an LDAP server.
- Click Active Directory Integration under Server Configuration
- Click the user icon ( ) next your desired LDAP server
- Follow instructions on the page to create users
Creating Local users
There are three ways to create accounts for an end-user
- Creating manually - this must be done by an Administrator
- Using a wizard - this must be done by an Administrator
- By users themselves - this can be done by the end user
This page talks about the first two methods. Click here
to learn more about the third
Creating users in Xeams
The following steps show how to create users in Xeams
- Launch Admin Console and log in.
- Click User Management under the Server
- Click Add New User to add a new user
- The following table defines the fields on this screen
||Email address of the user. This field serves as a login ID.
||Password that will be used by the user to connect to Admin Console. This value is also used
when using IMAP, POP3 or SMTP authentication. We recommend you assign a generic password to every new user. Then, ask the
users to log into their account and change their password at a later time.
Check this box if your server handles multiple domains and you want Xeams to associate every domain with this user.
Consider the following scenario as an example.
Check this box if you want John to get emails for email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Click here to learn more about Associated Emails
- Your server handles emails for
- You are creating a new user and his email address is John@yourcompany.com
||If this box is checked, Xeams will send a summary report to the user containing a list of
all messages that were marked as junk allowing the user to restore any message if it was tagged incorrectly.
|Server's host name
||The notification email contains URL that user can click to mark and restore messages. This
is the IP address/Hostname with respect to the user.
Creating users with a Wizard
Using the wizard allows you to create several users at once. This wizard examines the
email address of the users who have received emails in the past 24 hours. It then displays a list of these email address on the
next screen allowing you to select the user for which you wish to create an account.
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