5. Configuring the Platform

5.1. Adjusting the Appearance of the Platform

The appearance – color, login screen and logos – of the platform can be adjusted to adapt to the vMSP’s design.

  1. Select Configuration in the menu panel.

  2. Edit a color by clicking the corresponding color square and selecting the color (see Fig. 5.1).

    Note

    The available colors depend on the selected layout of the login screen (see step 3).

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    Fig. 5.1 Adjusting the colors of the platform

  3. Select a layout for the login screen.

  4. Edit a logo by clicking the corresponding preview and selecting an image from a file directory (see Fig. 5.2).

    or

  1. Edit a logo by clicking Upload Logo and selecting an image from a file directory (see Fig. 5.2).

    or

  1. Edit a logo by dragging and dropping an image from a file directory (see Fig. 5.2).

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    Fig. 5.2 Adjusting the logos of the platform

  2. Edit the background image of the login screen by clicking Upload Logo and selecting an image from a file directory (only available for some login screen layouts, see step 3).

    or

  1. Select the background image of the login screen from the already available images (only available for some login screen layouts, see step 3).

  2. Select a size for the background image of the login screen (only available for some login screen layouts, see step 3).

  3. Click Save.

5.2. Configuring the System E-Mails

5.2.1. Setting up the Mail Server

The mail server that is used for system e-mails can be configured as follows:

  1. Select Mailserver (category Configuration) in the menu panel.

  2. Enter the URL of the mail server in the input box Mailserver (see Fig. 5.3).

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    Fig. 5.3 Setting up a mail server

  3. Enter the used port in the input box Port.

    Note

    The port 25/tcp must not be used.

  4. Define the e-mail address that should be used as the sender of the system e-mails in the input box Mail from.

  5. Define the e-mail address that should be used for receiving e-mails, e.g., host validation requests, in the input box Administrative Mail.

  6. Optional: activate the checkbox Authentication and enter the credentials for authenticating on the mail server.

  7. Click Test to send a test e-mail.

  8. If the test e-mail is sent and received successfully, click Save.

5.2.2. Setting up an E-Mail Signature

The e-mail signature can be edited as follows:

  1. Select Mailserver (category Configuration) in the menu panel.

  2. Enter the text for the signature in the input box (see Fig. 5.4).

  3. Optional: edit the font style, color, size and alignment.

  4. Click Test to send a test e-mail with signature.

  5. If the test e-mail is sent and received successfully, click Save.

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    Fig. 5.4 Setting up a mail server