23.1 Setting Up the MTA Console

The web-based MTA console is set up automatically when you create a new domain. You can optionally protect the MTA console with a user name and password, or use an SSL connection between your web browser and the MTA.

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

  2. Click the Agent Settings tab and locate the HTTP section.

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

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

    • Required: The MTA does not support the MTA 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 MTA 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 MTA Console.

Corresponding Startup Switches: You can also use the ‑‑httpport, ‑‑httpuser, and ‑‑httppassword startup switches in the MTA startup file to enable the MTA console. In addition, you can use the ‑‑httprefresh switch to control how often the MTA refreshes the information provided to your web browser.