Overview

Administrator

The Administrator pages are used for:

  • Configuring the Super Administrator account
  • Initializing, exporting, and importing the application database and connection
  • Configuring web server SSL items

Who has access?

Super Administrator

Detailed Description

The main Administrator page displays summary information for:

  • Subscription Information
  • Admin Credentials
  • Database Settings
  • Webserver Settings

Subscription Information

This is a summary of information related to the application subscription such as status, number of users allowed, product name, description and code. There may also be additional information displayed here which is related to the specific software installation.

Admin Credentials

This area displays a summary/status of the Super Administrator’s login credentials.

The Administrator Update Credentials page can be accessed by clicking on the (update) link in the title bar of this summary section.

You can also set IP-based restrictions on the super admin login page by setting CIDR formatted values under “Allowed IPs (CIDR)”. You can specify a comma separated list of CIDR blocks. If you lock yourself out of the super admin login page due to an incorrect IP setting, you can reset it by resetting the admin credentials. See here.

Database Settings

This area displays a summary of the database connection information including the host, port, database name and the current status of the connection.

The Database Settings page can be accessed by clicking on the (manage) link in the title bar of this summary section.

Webserver Settings

This area displays a summary of webserver SSL settings such as the SSL Certificate and the SSL Certificate Chain.

The Webserver Settings page can be accessed by clicking on the (manage) link in the title bar of this summary section.

Update Credentials

The Super Administrator account has the privileges of all other types of administrators and is the only account that can assign users to administrator roles. There is only one Super Administrator account for the application. The Update Credentials page is where the Super Administrator account credentials are set.

Username

The username for the Super Administrator is not governed by the application Username Policy.

Password

The password for the Super Administrator is not governed by the application Password Policy. The password must be at least 5 characters in length.

Repeat Password

Verification entry of the Super Administrator’s password.

Database Settings

This page shows a summary of the current database settings. The Elastic SSO application uses a MySQL database for storing information. This can use the MySQL service that runs on the same server as the application or it can be one that exists on another server.

Operations related to the database can be done by selecting the buttons in the Operations sidebar. For details on these operations, see the documentation section on Database Settings.

Webserver Settings

The Elastic SSO application uses an Apache webserver for serving up its pages. The Webserver Settings page is where items related to the webserver SSL configuration can be set. These settings include the SSL Certificate, SSL Certificate Chain and Private Key. For more information on SSL for the Apache webserver, consult the Apache documentation.

The Apache webserver can be restarted by clicking on the Restart Webserver button.

Webserver Private Key and CSR Tool

Instead of using the command line or third party tool to generate a certificate signing request, you can use the web-based tool to generate a private key and certificate signing request (CSR). The CSR can be used to purchase a SSL certificate to use under Webserver Settings.