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Configuration Security

After getting PA Storage Monitor configured, you probably don't want anyone making unauthorized changes. There are a few ways PA Storage Monitor can help.

Console Password for Local Logins

In the global Settings dialog there is a button labeled Console Security. Using that feature you can assign a password that must be entered everytime the PA Storage Monitor Console is started. To clear an existing password, simply get into the Console again and enter an empty password.

This is useful for locking down access to the local Console installed on the Central Monitoring System.

Console Rights for Remote Logins

For users logging in with a Console from any where other than the Central Monitoring Service, they will login using a username configured in Remote User Access. Use the "Run Reports" and "View Reports" rights rather than granting everyone "Administrator" rights.

Automatic Configuration Backup

Every time PA Storage Monitor starts, and about once a day after that, the entire configuration (except saved credentials) is backed up and saved. By default the back ups are stored in C:\Program Files\PA Storage Monitor\Config\Backup.

System Alerts

The Settings dialog also has a System Alerts button which will display the dialog below.

Here you can indicate ways of being notified for a variety of security-related events including:

  • Configuration changes
  • Monitoring service shutting down
  • Computer or service shutdown abnormally (power outage, etc)
  • Service starting back up
  • A server entering or leaving maintenance mode (during which no monitoring happens)

Besides the security related events, there are additional events related to system stability, monitoring integrity and licensing.

To control the means of notification for the different events, simply choose an event, and then check the appropriate notification means for that event.

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