ZeroLock® Management Console: System Settings Homepage

Overview of the System Settings homepage found on the ZeroLock® Management Console


    The System Settings screen consists of three (3) primary sections in which there are six (6) nested, editable blocks.  Selecting Edit in the upper right corner of a section will open that respective section for editing.

    System Settings screen v3.1.5


    Service Provider Config

    The values in this section are used by the administrator to configure the ZeroLock Server application (ZeroLock Management Console) for your SSO IDP (Identity Provider).  The entries below are for example only and will not be the same for each client/organization.

    Service Provider Config v3.1.5

    • Entity ID – is a globally unique name for a SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) entity, i.e., your Identity Provider (IdP) or Service Provider (SP).
    • Reply URL – is the location where the authorization server sends the user once the app has been successfully authorized and granted an authorization code or access token.

    Identity Provider

    The Identity Provider Config consists of four (4) fields:

    Identity Provider Config 2.0.1
    • IDP Identifier – is the name of the identity provider.  The IDP is the service that stores, creates, and manages digital identities.  In other words, it offers user authentication as-a-service.
    • Login URL – the locator of a resource.  This used to locate the address of a resource in the internet.
    • Logout URL – sends a logout request to OAuth provider to logout from the provider while logging out the user from the application.
    • Certificate – represents that a certificate authority has verified that the web address actually belongs to the organization. If you have a certificate, you click Select File which opens the file location of the certificate. 

    Date / Time

    The Date/Time Display Preferences consists of three (3) fields.

    • Format – The menu options are yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm or yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm.
    • Time Zone – The options in the drop down menu are Local or Zulu.
    • Enable Shortening – if the box is white, the timestamps displayed in some tables will switch to an “ago” format where the user is shown how much time has passed since the event occurred, rather than the timestamp itself.
      • For example, the Activity Log tracks every user’s activity and has a default time setting of yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm. 
        Activity Log v3.1.5 
      • However, if Enable Shortening is selected, only the number of seconds, minutes, or hours since the activity occurred is displayed.
        Activity Log Short v3.1.5


    The General block has two (2) fields:

    General Box v3.1.5 
    • Require Email Validation – if box is white, this is enabled.  Email validation is a method of determining whether or not an email address is reachable and valid. It also verifies whether a specific email address is associated with a reputable domain.

    • UI Server Session Timeout - Options are 5, 15, or 30 minutes.




    The Email block is for setting the email used for sending system generated emails for Alerts, for example.  This block has seven (7) editable fields and a Send Test Email button.

    Email Config Box v3.1.5
    • Enabled – if box is white, sending an email is enabled.
    • SMTP Server – the name of the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer protocol) server.
    • SMTP Port – the assigned port for SMTP.
    • From Address – the email address sending the Alert.
    • Use TLS – if box is white, TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used, data sent will be encrypted.
    • Use Username – if box is white, a username is required.
    • Use Password – if box is white, a password is required.
    • Send Test Email - will generate an email.

    When done editing, selecting Update will save any changes in this section. 

    Backup Config

    Backup file location:  ~/zerolock-server/database/mariadb/zerolock-server-backup

    There are three (3) editable fields:

    • Enabled - If the box is white, backup of the system configuration is enable.Backup Config v3.1.5
    • Interval - On enabling backup of the system configuration, the drop down menu is activated.  The menu offers four (4) interval options:  Hourly, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.
    • Next Datetime - This feature allows the scheduling of when the backups will begin.  The format is mm/dd/yyyy and hh:mm (a|p)m.