2.1 Configuring Network Setting

You can configure settings for the DNS servers, search domains, gateway, and NICs for the appliance in the Network tab. You might need to modify these settings after the initial setup if you move the appliance VM to a new host server, or move the host server to a new domain in your network environment. You can also optionally restrict the networks that are allowed to access the appliance.

IMPORTANT:Because most services depend on continual service availability, changing network settings on the appliance should only be done when the services supported are offline.

Table 2-1 Using the Network (DNS, IP, Access restrictions) dialog



DNS Configuration section

Name Servers

You can modify the name servers.

Search Domains

If this field is left blank, it is auto-populated with the domain of the appliance hostname. For example, if the hostname of the appliance is Appliance.mycompany.com, the domain is auto-populated with mycompany.com.


Make sure that this matches any of the other changes you have made in this dialog.

NIC Configuration

In this section, you can modify the IP address, hostname, and network mask of any Network Interface Controller (NIC) associated with the appliance. (If you configured multiple NICs for the appliance, you can configure the additional NICs.)

  1. Click the ID of the NIC.

  2. Edit the IP address, hostname, or network mask.

    If you change the IP address, you must restart the appliance in order for the change to be reflected.

  3. Click OK.

Appliance Administration UI (Port 9443) Access Restrictions

Allowed Networks

To limit administrative access, specify the IP address of any networks from which you want administrators to access the site.

Leave this section blank to allow administrative access from any network.

2.1.1 Configuring the Proxy Settings

If access to internet in your company is possible only through the proxy server, you must configure the proxy settings to enable the Advanced Authentication appliance to communicate with the proxy server.

Proxy Settings section


Use a Proxy ...

Select this if you want to configure a forward proxy server for the appliance.

Proxy URL

The URL address of the proxy server to be used, including the port.


If required, the username for accessing the proxy server


The password for the username.


Click OK to save your changes, then click Reconfigure Server.

WARNING:This stops and restarts the server process. Only do this when supported services are offline as well.