How to initially configure PINsafe
Connecting to Swivel
This is a very brief set up guide to initially configure Swivel software. For further details, refer to the Administration Guide on the Swivel Administration Console. Each Swivel instance must be configured separately.
Connect to the Swivel server from a web browser
- Virtual or hardware Appliances https://<IP Address>:8080/pinsafe
- Software Installs http://<IP Address>:8080/pinsafe
Note: If the Timezone is to be set, do this before Swivel configuration, as changing it later will invalidate the users stored PIN numbers. Restart the database i.e. for internal restart Swivel or MySQL for virtual or hardware appliances after setting the Timezone.
First Steps in Swivel
The following steps are required:
- Database set to Internal
- Mode set to Synchronised
- Repository Servers create an XML Repository
- User Administration carry out a User Sync
Enter the default username of admin, then click on Start Session, Swivel has a default PIN of 1234. Extract the One Time Code, and enter it into the OTC box. The password field should be left blank.
OTC: One Time Code derived from the PIN 1234. From the example below the OTC is 3527.
This will take you to the status page, note the Mode and Active Database
Set An Internal Database
On the Swivel Administration Console configure an internal database from Database/General, setting the Database to Internal then apply.
Set Synchronized Mode
On the Swivel Administration Console set the Mode to Synchronized under Mode/Synchronized
Create an XML Repository
On the Swivel Administration Console configure an XML Repository under Repository/Servers, enter a Repository Name and select Repository type XML, then click on apply. Note: Creating an XML repository is not necessary when using AD, but it will help prevent the issue where you Cannot login to PINsafe admin console.
On the Swivel Administration Console under User Administration click on the User Sync button, then click on the user and set a PIN number for the user by clicking on the reset PIN button and entering a new PIN.
Install the license key
Without a license key you will not be able to sync in more than 5 users. See our Installing a license key guide for assistance with installing a license key.
Checking the Install
Check the status page to ensure that the Mode is Synchronised, Database is Internal and Repository is XML.
The next steps are dependant upon the environment Swivel is deployed in. Data Sources such as Active Directory and Transports will have to be configured for delivering Security Strings and PIN numbers. The following will be of use in configuring Swivel:
For configuring MySQL for A/A virtual or hardware appliances see MySQL Database How To Guide
Repository Integration and other guides can be found in the How To Guides
Active Directory Data Sources see AD data source configuration
Security Strings and Authentication overview Transports How To Guide
Transport Integration Guides Transport Configuration
Integration guides can be found under Integration Guides
Also see PINsafe Configuration Best Practices
Make a Recovery Disk for Hardware appliances Recovery Disk for Appliances How to Guide
Configure Swivel backups Backup Appliance
- Q. On the User Administration screen, I cannot select a repository. I can only see the text "repository_all" where the Repository drop down menu should be.
- A. Ensure that you have not got the Shipping database selected on the Database -> General screen.