32.1 Using the GWIA Console

You can use the GWIA console to monitor the GWIA. You cannot use the GWIA console to change any of the GWIA’s settings. Changes must be made through the GroupWise Admin console or the startup file.

32.1.1 Setting Up the GWIA Console

The web-based GWIA console is set up automatically when you install the GWIA, either as part of creating a new domain or when you install the GWIA on a non-domain server. You can optionally protect the GWIA console with a user name and password, or use an SSL connection between your web browser and the GWIA.

  1. In the GroupWise Admin console, browse to and click the GWIA.

  2. Click the GroupWise tab, then click Agent Settings, and locate the HTTP section.

  3. (Conditional) If you want to use an SSL connection for the GWIA console, which provides optimum security, select Enabled or Required in the HTTP SSL drop-down list.

    • Enabled: If the GWIA is configured with a valid SSL certificate, the GWIA console uses SSL. If a valid SSL certificate is not available, the GWIA still provides the GWIA console, but without a secure SSL connection.

    • Required: The GWIA does not support the GWIA console unless a valid SSL certificate has been provided.

    For additional instructions about using SSL connections, see Section 90.2, Server Certificates and SSL Encryption.

  4. If you want to limit access to the GWIA console, fill in the HTTP User Name and HTTP Password fields.

    Unless you are using SSL, do not use a user name that is synchronized from an LDAP directory (such as NetIQ eDirectory or Microsoft Active Directory). This is because the information passes over the non-secure connection between your web browser and the agent. If you are using SSL, the user name is encrypted and therefore secure.

  5. Click Save, then click Close to return to the main Admin console window.

  6. Continue with Accessing the GWIA Console.

32.1.2 Accessing the GWIA Console

  1. In the GroupWise Admin console, browse to and click the GWIA.

  2. Click the General tab, then click Launch GWIA Console.

HINT:To access the GWIA console directly from your web browser, provide the URL where the GWIA is located by supplying the network address and port number. For example: