Start the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Browser Interface

To use the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux browser interface, open Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, or Opera. To start an HTTP session, enter the following in the browser address field:

http://system_name:port_number

If your system is named orange and the port assigned for use with HTTP is 24348, enter:

http://orange:24348

To start an HTTPS session, enter:

https://system_name:port_number

If your system is named mango and the port assigned for use with HTTPS is 24349, enter:

https://mango:24349

system_name

System where Privilege Management for Unix and Linux is installed.

port_number

Port assigned for use with the protocol. By default, the ports are 24348 (HTTP) and 24349 (HTTPS).

Ports can be changed during a Privilege Management for Unix and Linux installation.

Port numbers are located in the /etc/services file or the superdaemon configuration files.

For more information, please see the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Installation Guide.

Main Page

An image of the Main page in the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux GUI.

When the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux browser starts, the Main page is displayed. This is the point of entry to the features in the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux GUI. To return to this screen, click Reload or Refresh on your browser.

 

An image of the navigation menu located on the left side of the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux browser.

A resizable navigation menu is located on the left side of the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux browser. The menu contains several links that enable easy navigation within the browser. Expand menu items using the + icon to view links in the menu hierarchy.

 

The links present in this menu are as follows:

View Logs

Clicking on this link displays the Event Log and I/O Log links.

Event Log Opens the Event Log Selection page
I/O Log Opens the I/O Log Selection page
GUI Configuration Opens the GUI Configuration page.

Enter Network Password Dialog

Selecting any of the hyperlinks on the Navigation menu for the first time during a session opens the Enter Network Password dialog.

The dialog's appearance varies depending on the browser.

This dialog is used to obtain user authentication before allowing the user to modify the settings or policy files, view the logs, or use the reporting tools.

An image of the Enter Network Password dialog used to obtain user authentication before modifications.

The user name and password allows the user to execute only those tasks that are defined by the administrator in the configuration file.

 

When you finish your session, it is recommended that you close all instances of your browser to prevent password caching. To avoid compromising your system’s security, it is also recommended that you do not check the Save password box and store your password when using browsers that support this function.

Kerberos Authentication Dialog

An image of the Kerberos Authentication dialog when Kerberos is configured for use with Privilege Management for Unix and Linux.

If Privilege Management for Unix and Linux is configured to use Kerberos, you must also enter a password for Kerberos authentication.

File Browser Page

An image of the The File Browser page used for file selection in Privilege Management for Unix and Linux.

The File Browser page is used to select files for the Log Selection page and I/O Log Selection page. For this guide, these pages are known as calling pages.

 

Open the File Browser

To open the File Browser, click Browse in the calling page.

The File Browser displays directory and file lists in alphabetical order. Only valid file and directory names are listed. The list can be re-sorted by name, size, and so on, by clicking on the appropriate column heading.

There are several ways to navigate through the directories. You can click on the directory icons on the left side of the page or you can type a directory name in the Path field and click Go. The directory icons can also be used in conjunction with the Path field and Go button.

To refresh the contents of the File Browser, click Reload.

The files that are in the currently selected directory are listed on the left side of the page. These files can be filtered to list items with certain extensions or certain character strings in their file names. To filter a list of files, type a wildcard search character and the character string to search for in the File Filter field, and click Filter.

To select a file, click the file’s icon. The File Browser closes, and the selected file name is used in the appropriate field in the calling page.