Web Client Server configuration tabs - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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You configure the Web Client Server from the Roles view of System task in Security Center Config Tool.

Web Client Server - Properties tab

Click the Properties tab to configure user session time, usage statistics, the URL, port settings, and the SSL certificate.
Unlimited session time
Enable or disable the duration of a user session. Set Unlimited session time to ON so that users remain logged on to Web Client as long as they keep their browser window open. Set Unlimited session time to OFF so that users are automatically signed out of Web Client after 12 hours of inactivity.
Web address
Define the suffix of the URL that users enter to connect to Web Client. The default is SecurityCenter. The format of the complete Web Client URL is https://host:port/web address, where host is the IP address or computer host name of the server that hosts the Web Client Server, port is HTTP port 80 (default) or HTTPS port 443 (default), and web address is SecurityCenter (default). The URL of each Web Client role must be unique.
Vault location
When you download video, the files are packaged and temporarily stored in the Web Client vault. These temporary files are deleted when the download is complete. The default location is ProgramData\Security Center\WebClientExports.
Use the default web ports of the server
By default, the Web Client communicates over HTTPS port 443 and HTTP port 80. These ports are defined on the server that hosts the Web Client Server role. If your IT policy requires different ports, or there is some sort of conflict, you can change the ports used by Web Client. To change the default ports, set Use the default web ports of the server to OFF, then change the HTTP port and secure HTTP port.
IMPORTANT: If you have an unsigned (invalid) SSL certificate and end-users will monitor video in Web Client using Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers, make sure that the ports set on the Media Gateway match the ports on the Web Client Server.
Communications settings
View the URL and the SSL certificate in use.
  • Click the URL to open Security Center Web Client in your default web browser.
  • Click View to see detailed information about the certificate and to install the certificate.

The SSL certificate provides a secure HTTP connection to Web Client. You can continue using the self-signed SSL certificate that is installed with the Web Client Server role, or install a signed certificate from a Certificate Authority such as VeriSign. In both cases, communications are encrypted and secure. However, Web Client users are notified by their Internet browser that the self-signed certificate is not valid until the certificate is installed on each computer that runs a Web Client session.

Web Client Server - Resources tab

Click the Resources tab to configure the servers assigned to this role. The Web Client Server role does not require a database. Ideally, each role is assigned to a single server. You can add more than one server for failover and load balancing.
Servers hosting this role.