Configuring Server IP Access Control

About this task

As added security, you can determine which systems are permitted to access the PureMessage Manager web server by specifying either hostnames or IP addresses for which access is allowed or denied. This is an important measure if the PureMessage Manager web server is accessible from the internet. Without this protection, anyone who guesses your password will have complete control of your PureMessage system.

Follow these steps

  1. On the IP Access Control page, enter hostnames (for example, foo.bar.com), IP addresses (for example, 255.255.255.128) and IP networks (for example, 10.254.3.0 or 10.254.1.0/255.255.255.128) in the text box.
  2. Select the desired option button to Allow From All Addresses or Only Allow From Listed Addresses or Deny From Listed Addresses.
  3. If you specified hostnames in the access permission list, enable the Resolve hostnames on every request option.
    Requests to the PureMessage Manager server are received in the form of IP addresses. Enabling this option causes hostnames to be logged instead of IP addresses.
  4. Once you have made the required changes, click Save.