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KronoDesk Administration Guide Help Viewer

3.1.1. General Settings

The General Settings page is used to set the general application-wide settings that affect the overall application and are used to ensure that the application matches your environment. In the current version, you can specify the default language, specify the base URL, configure the folder used to store document attachments and also specify whether certain parts of the application should require a secure connection.

This page lets you specify the following values:

  • Default Culture - KronoDesk can display information in a variety of different languages (assuming that the appropriate language packs have been installed) and number formats. By default, KronoDesk will use the regional settings (language and number formats) of the operating system it has been installed on. However, you can override this default by choosing the appropriate culture from the list of options displayed in the drop-down list. Note: The list of culture options does not reflect the available language packs, so in some cases, the setting will only change the number formats.
  • Default Time Zone - KronoDesk stores all dates and times internally in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and can therefore display dates/times adjusted for different time zones. By default, KronoDesk will display dates in the time zone specified in the operating system it has been installed on. However, you can override this default by choosing the appropriate display time zone from the list of options displayed in the drop-down list.
  • Attachments Folder - By default when KronoDesk is installed, the document attachments uploaded in the system get stored inside the C:\Program Files\KronoDesk\Attachments folder located inside the main KronoDesk installation root. However you may want to have the documents stored on a remotely mounted drive or on a different hard disk partition. In which case you can simply change the folder pointed to in the text-box illustrated above and then click [Save] to commit the change. When changing the directory, be sure to move any existing attachment files to the new location, and verify that the IIS User has read and write access to the directory.
  • Application Base URL - This is the URL that your users use to access the system. Do not put the /Login.aspx or any other page here, as this URL is used to generate links to different pages in the application. This setting is primarily used in email notifications and RSS feeds to specify the URL of the application.
  • Require SSL – When this is selected, the application will require a secure connection when accessing the Account Profile pages. This is useful if you want to run the site using an unencrypted connection (to maximize performance) but want to require a secure connection for the login pages where a user will have to enter a password. Using this option requires that you have a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate installed on your web server.
  • Default Role – When a new user registers to access your instance of KronoDesk you have an option of assigning them a default role in the system.
  • Maximum # Invalid Password Attempts – Set this to the number of times a user can enter an incorrect password before their account is temporarily locked out. This is important in preventing ‘brute force’ password hacking attempts.
  • Minimum Required Password Length – Set this to the minimum length of passwords in the system. Choosing a longer password will make it harder for an unauthorized user to crack a password and gain entry into the system.
  • Minimum Required Special Characters - Set this to the minimum number of non-alphanumeric characters that will be required for passwords in the system. Choosing more required special characters will make it harder for an unauthorized user to crack a password and gain entry into the system.
  • Password Attempt Time Window – Set this to the duration (in minutes) after which a user’s account will be automatically unlocked (due to repeated incorrect password attempts).
  • Authentication Expiration – This specifies the amount of time (in minutes) after which a user will be logged out due to inactivity when they login without choosing the ‘Remember Me’ option.
  • Keep Me Logged-In Expiration - This specifies the amount of time (in minutes) after which a user will be logged out due to inactivity if they have chosen to login with the 'Keep Me Logged-In' option. This should normally be longer than the previous setting.
  • Use SQL Free Text – If possible, when running searches and queries, have the application use SQL’s Free Text indexing to speed up result pages to users. Note that enabling Free Text Indexing will require higher minimum system requirements for the SQL Server.
  • Allowed Domains – TODO
  • Authoritative Domain/Protocol – In case where multiple domains point to the same installation (i.e. www.kronodest.net and kronodest.net), any access to the application will redirect to the domain and protocol entered here.