Settings Menu

The settings menu allows a supervisor to manage OU’s, station groups and user groups by providing settings to change the way users are monitored. This section is for advanced setup and technical guides are available for each section on the support site.

Clicking on a user or station group will provide a list of the devices and users that have connected to the service. Further information is displayed like the client version and when a user was last active.


Settings Menu

To access the Settings Menu, click on the cog icon in the top right of the console window.

Several new options are now available along the top.

  • Settings

    • This will display the available settings for the group you have select, please read on further for an in-depth explanation of the available options.

  • Library

    • This will show all custom created libraries and what OU they were created on. Libraries can be created and edited from here. Please refer to the Library guide for more information.

  • Supervisors

    • This will show all created supervisor accounts and what level they were created at. New supervisor accounts can be created and assigned here. Please refer to the Supervisors guide for more information.

  • Audit Events

    • This will show all event logs on the server in a list. Events include supervisor logon, changes made to user groups and library changes. Audit events can also be exported from here.

  • All Users and All Stations

    • This will show all users or stations on the selected group. This can be used at the top level of your organisation to view every user or station that has connected to the server.

  • Reports

  • Web Logs

    • This will show all web logs on the server at the selected group level. This can be viewed at the top level of your organisation to view every single web log that has been accumulated. The filters can also be used to search for a date range or a specific user account’s logs.

  • Applications

    • Allows you to create, edit and assign application whitelists and blacklists to OUs or user groups. Refer to the Application Allow List guide for more information.

  • Web Lists

    • Allows you to create, edit and assign website whitelists and blacklists to OUs or user groups. Refer to the Website Allow Lists for more information.

  • AUP

    • Allows you to create, edit and assign Acceptable Use Policies to OUs or user groups. Please refer to our AUP guide for more information.

The left hand side of the settings menu will also show navigation options including the schools OU structure and user and station groups. New OU’s and user groups can also be created here. Please see the Create User Groups guide for further information.

Supervisors can be assigned to specific OU’s and will only be able to view the captures from users within those groups.


Settings Tab Options

This section is intended to explain the Settings tab in the Settings menu.

General

A general information tab that allows a user to set additional information such as the address and contact information for the school.

Monitoring

Monitoring profiles can be assigned to individual groups to allow selected users certain permissions.

  • App Groups

    • Shows the assigned application list, will be blank if a list hasn’t been assigned.

  • Block on Capture

    • Provides a full screen prompt when a capture is created. User must click a button to continue.

  • Unblock Password

    • Sets a password for ‘Block on Capture’. User/Admin must type in a password to allow normal use again.

  • Deactivate Enable

    • When enabled, allows all users in the group to right click on the client icon to deactivate it. The client icon will turn Red to indicate it is in the deactivated state. Users can then re-activate to allow monitoring to continue. Set to No by default on all groups.

  • Console Access

    • When enabled, allows all users in the group to right click on the client icon and select the ‘Console’ option to open the Securus console in the computers default browser.

  • Show Icon

    • An option to show or hide the Securus client icon from the system tray.

  • Auto Exit

    • When enabled, automatically closes the client after a user logs in and connects to the target group. Useful for when a set of users are not to be monitored.

  • User Level

    • Changes the options available to a user when they right click the client icon and gives more information in the Status and Version menus depending on the selected user level.

  • Saveable

    • Advanced setting – not advised to change.

  • Application Force Close

    • This option will automatically close a blacklisted application when it is opened.

  • Stealth Web

    • Blacklisted websites will show a splash screen when accessed.

  • Stealth App

    • Blacklisted applications will show a splash screen when accessed.

  • App Weighting

    • Enabled custom severity weights for applications if set in the app list.

  • App Blacklisting

    • Enables application blacklisting.

  • App Whitelisting

    • Enables application whitelisting.

Web

Contains settings for web features.

  • Ignore Allow List Captures

    • Allows ignoring of captures from a specified website in a web list. Deprecated in Securus XT.

  • Web List

    • Shows which web lists are in use and allows you to assign a new list by clicking the Edit button. Web lists can be created in the Administration console.

  • Web Whitelisting

    • When a Web List is in use, stops captures from the defined websites.

  • Web Logging

    • Off by default. Turns on/off the logging of web URL’s.

Library

Contains options for adding a custom library to a group and gives the ability to disable library categories for a group. 

  • Libraries

    • Shows the assigned custom library.

  • Disabled Categories

    • Shows which categories have been disabled.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Contains settings for the Acceptable Use Policy feature. More information here.

  • AUP Name

    • Allows a user to choose which AUP is enforced. AUP’s can be selected from a drop-down list. A general use AUP can be used by selecting the ‘default AUP’ from this list.

  • Offline AUP Name

    • Allows a user to set an offline AUP that will display when a client is not connected to the server.

  • Display AUP

    • Turns the AUP on or off for a group.

  • Log All Changes

    • Adds an entry into the Audit log when any AUP settings are changed (including amendments to existing AUP’s).

  • AUP Font Size (only visible in Administration console)

    • Sets the font size for the AUP text.

Audit

Contains the settings for Audit logs, allowing a user to turn on/off select logs.

‘STATION_REGISTERED’ is off by default. Audit logs will track changes made to libraries, AUP acceptance, supervisor logins and more. The server will hold on to 10,000 audit logs and old logs will be replaced with new ones when this number is met. Audit logs can also be exported using the same method as previously explained.

LDAP

Securus now supports LDAP in the form of client-side automatic syncing.

The client will reference your Active Directory when a user connects and will automatically create the OU structure for the location of the user if it is missing. If the structure already exists, the user will be moved into the correct location.

To turn this feature on, simply go to the Directory view, Click on LDAP and change Client LDAP to Yes if set to No. This should be enabled by default. Please note, this feature will only work with the Securus XT 10.2 client.

For locally installed server customers, options are available for manually syncing LDAP with the server. This will be deprecated in the future in favour of client-side syncing.

Scanning

This section provides options for the OCR scanning on the Securus XT client.

  • Double Scan

    • Disabled by default, allows toggling for OCR double scanning. If enabled, the OCR scan will scan an image twice for library content to improve accuracy. This will impact computer performance when enabled.

  • Confidence

    • Provides a value for the OCR confidence engine. Each capture is assigned a confidence value based on the accuracy of the OCR scan that the detected word/phrase is correct. The confidence engine will drop captures that fall below this percentage score. Set to 75% by default.

  • Scan Delay

    • Sets the time between OCR scans. Set to 15 seconds by default.

  • Max Highlights

    • Sets the number of highlighted phrases per screenshot. Set to 10 highlights by default.

  • Double Low

    • Advanced setting. Sets the lowest confidence threshold for the double scan option.

  • Double High

    • Advanced setting. Sets the highest confidence threshold for the double scan option.

Client

Contains client side options.

  • Self Capture

    • Enables the ‘Screenshot Now’ feature on the client side. Will automatically create a screenshot when clicked in the client options.

  • No Monitor Connect

    • Sets whether the client should monitor if it cannot contact the Securus server.

  • No Monitor Offsite

    • Sets whether the client should monitor when it leaves the school network.

  • No Monitor IPs

Document number/reference: SEC-KB-SETUP-009

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