End User Web Interface

The End User Web Interface (EUWI) provides individual user access to PureMessage mail-filtering options. These include viewing and managing quarantined messages, managing user-specific whitelists and blacklists. End users also have the ability to configure mail-filtering options.

The default installation automatically grants all PureMessage end users permission to use the EUWI. This is done by adding them to the End Users list using the Policy tab of the PureMessage Manager. All end user options and mail-filtering functionality are available by default.

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Depending on your implementation, you may want to limit EUWI access to specific users or limit the options available to them. See "Configuring End User Features" in the Quarantine section of the Manager Reference for more information.

The EUWI is comprised of the following components:

  • Navigation Menu: The menu located on the left side of the page.
  • Main Page: The current page accessed through the navigation menu. Links to additional pages, including "Blocked Messages", "Deleted Messages", "Approved Senders", "Blocked Senders", and "Options".
  • Email Message Viewer: A viewer that opens when the "Subject" link in a message is clicked.

The EUWI uses different, user-friendly names to describe the same functionality available in the PureMessage Manager.

  • The Manager's whitelisted senders and hosts are called "Approved Senders" in the EUWI.
  • The Manager's blacklisted senders and hosts are called "Blocked Senders" in the EUWI.
  • The Manager's quarantine is called "Blocked Messages" in the EUWI.

To access the EUWI, users must log on to the web server on the EUWI host via port 28443. Their identities must be authenticated. There are three authentication methods:

  • Email Session Authentication: This is the default method to authenticate end users. During the initial login, users are prompted for their email address and they request a password. A session ID key is automatically generated and emailed to them as the password for their access.
  • Password File Authentication: This optional authentication method requires that the PureMessage administrator add user names and initial passwords to the enduser/enduser_ui_user_passwords file and email the initial password to each end user. Encryption can be applied to the password file, which is advised.
  • LDAP Authentication: This optional method uses an existing LDAP server to perform the user authentication. PureMessage currently supports Active Directory, Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2, and OpenLDAP.

Configure the authentication method on the End User Authentication page of the PureMessage Manager's Quarantine tab. For more detailed explanations of the authentication methods, see "Authenticating End User Access" in the End User Management section of the Administrator's Reference.

Use the Manager to configure the options available to users in the EUWI. See "Setting End User Options" in the Quarantine section of the Manager Reference to set the location and session options for the EUWI. See "Configuring End User Features" in the Quarantine section of the Manager Reference to set the EUWI features that are accessible to end users. See "Managing End User Whitelists" and "Managing End User Blacklists" in the Quarantine section of the Manager Reference to manage whitelists and blacklists for individual end users.

The EUWI is implemented as a service that can be managed from the Local Services page of the PureMessage Manager. This service synchronizes per-user list changes (for example, whitelists and blacklists) to all PureMessage hosts.