After the installation of CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro, each Active Directory user is authorized to manage the email rules by default as long as he/she has access to the particular Administration Panel. That's why after the installation of the first Administration Panel, access rights should be instantly configured.
Learn more about defining the initial access rights
As every instance of the Administration Panel may be used by different users, the program has an option to define what type of authentication will be used to logon to the particular panel to access Exchange Rules Pro Service yet configure the program. The authentication is based on the type of user which is currently logged on to the particular Administration Panel. There are two types of authentication that may be used to configure the program (Fig. 1.):
- Domain user - one of the users existing in the Active Directory.
- External user - a custom user not associated with the Active Directory. Note that if you decide to grant the external user the right to access the Administration Panel to manage rules, this user won't be able to automatically list any Active Directory objects while setting up the rules.
|Fig. 1. Two types of logon authentication.|
By default logon settings on each Administration Panel are set to Domain User so every authorized user within a domain can configure the rules. On the other hand, if you want to set up the rules by using a non-domain user, you can define the credentials entering the Username and Password in the Logon settings tab (prior to adding such user first along his / her access rights within the Access Rights) (Fig. 2.)
|Fig. 2. Defining External user's credentials.|
Please note that if you want to grant either a domain user or an External user a right to assign access rights to other users, this person needs to have the Administrative rights granted beforehand in the Access Rights configuration window.
In order for the changes to take effect, save the logon details via the OK button and restart the Administration Panel. Once the panel is restarted you will be able to manage the program under the chosen, authenticated user.
Connecting to Exchange Rules Pro Service - this article describes how to define the most efficient connection type of the Administration Panel to the Exchange Rules Pro Service.
Managing access rights - this article provides information on the rules access rights' management feature that lets you adjust the access rights to rules and settings for all users in your environment who use the Administration Panel to control the program.