2.2 Configuring the Messaging Agent

The advantage to configuring the Messaging Agent in the GroupWise Admin console as opposed to using startup switches in the Messaging Agent startup file, is that the Messaging Agent configuration settings are stored in eDirectory.

  • In the GroupWise Admin console, navigate to Messenger > MessengerService > Messaging Agents, and then select the Messaging Agent.

Table 2-1 summarizes the Messaging Agent configuration settings in the Messaging Agent object property pages and how they correspond to Messaging Agent startup switches (as described in Using Messaging Agent Startup Switches):

Table 2-1 Messaging Agent Configuration Settings in the Messaging Agent Object Property Pages

GroupWise Admin console Properties Pages and Settings

Corresponding Tasks and Startup Switches

General Page

Displays general information about the Messaging agent, including the object name, version, working path, and if the services and SNMP are enabled.

Work Path

See Moving the Messaging Agent Working Directory.

Enable Messenger Services

Turns on and turns off the availability of instant messaging for all Messenger users.

Enable SNMP

See Using SNMP Monitoring Programs. See also /nosnmp.

Agent Settings


TCP/IP Address

Client/Server Port Description

Bind to This Address

Displays the Messaging Agent server information established during installation.

HTTP User Name, Password, and port

See Setting Up the Messaging Agent Web Console. See also /httpport, /httpuser, /httppassword, and /httpssl.

Queue Path

See Moving the Messaging Agent Conversation Holding Queue.

Enable NPNS for mobile devices

See Configuring Novell Push Notification Service

Maximum Number of Users Client/Server Threads Default Number of Connections Idle TImeout Maximum Number of Connections Maximum Query Results

See Optimizing Messaging Agent Performance.

Expire files after x days

Sets the number of days before files are removed from the server.

Log Settings


Log Level Enable Disk Logging Log Files Path Log Maximum Age Log Maximum Size

See Using Messaging Agent Log Files. See also /loglevel, /log, /logdays, /logmax, and /logdiskoff.

SSL Settings


Certificate Path SSL Certificate SSL Key File Set Password Enable SSL for Client/Server Enable SSL for Message Transfer Protocol

See Configuring the Messaging Agent with SSL Encryption. See also /certpath, /certfile, /keyfile, and /keypassword.

After you install the Messaging Agent software, you can further configure the Messaging Agent by using a startup file. See Using Messaging Agent Startup Switches to survey additional ways the Messaging Agent can be configured.