Configure Fleet Manager settings

The settings are divided into four sections accessed through the menu on the left of the Settings page:

fleet manager settings

  • Account Password: Change the Administrator password:

    This section enables you to change the Administrator Password — you will need to enter the current Administrator password to perform this action. The Fleet Manager will be restarted when the password is changed. Also the Fleet Manager database password will also be changed to match.

  • General Configuration: Set Web Server and Web Client details:

    This section allows you to change Session Timeout delay before automatic logout, the Server Port for the Fleet Manager. You can also enable SSL Security, and Web Client Security. When enabling SSL or Web Security settings you will need the appropriate certificate and key files.

    1. Enable SSL Security:
      1. Check SSL to enable HTTPS support.
      2. Select the Certificate File, this must be x509 in PEM format and cannot be password protected.
      3. Select the Private Key file, this must be in PEM format and cannot be password protected.
      4. Click Save Settings to save your changes and restart the Fleet Manager.
        fleet manager SSL settings
      5. Verify that SSL is working by browsing to your secured Fleet Manager instance, for example: https://localhost:9191/dashboard.html.
        Note: http://localhost:9191/dashboard.html will no longer work.
    2. Enable Web Client Security:

      When you connect to an Iguana server using an SSL connection, the server sends a certificate indicating its identity. Using Verify Peer checks that the SSL certificate is valid, checking Verify Peer confirms that the host name in the certificate matches the server host name. Typically you will want to check both to ensure the certificate is valid and you are talking to the server named in the certificate. Using this method ensures that you are talking to the correct server and is useful for preventing man in the middle attacks.

      Note: The Web Client security is only checked when you are adding a new Iguana Server or changing details for server that is already registered.

      1. Check Verify Peer and (optionally) Verify Host.
      2. Select the Custom Certificate Authority file, this must be x509 in PEM format and cannot be password protected.
      3. Click Save Settings to save your changes and restart the Fleet Manager.
        fleet manager verfiy peer
      4. Verify that the settings are working by trying to connect an Iguana Instance with self-signed certificate and key files, you should get an error something like this:
        fleet manager SSL certificate issue
  • Global Logs Settings: Set the log age and purge the logs:

    From here you can set the maximum log age and also do an immediate purge of the logs.

    Note: The database size does not shrink when you purge the logs. Purging logs frees up space within the database but does not return the space to the operating system. This is a more efficient way for PostgreSQL to manage disk space — and helps it to run faster.

    If disk space was returned to the OS and later reallocated to PostgreSQL then the database would become fragmented over time — and performance would suffer.

  • Version: Fleet Manager version information:

    There are no settings on the Fleet Manager Version page. However it is useful because it shows the Fleet Manager (and browser) version and build details which can be very helpful for troubleshooting.

Tip: You may wish to disable autofill/autocompletion in your browser settings — as it can obscure error messages in the Settings page.

For example if you try to set “Keep Logs For:” to 0 — it will show an error that would be obscured by the list (it also changes back to the previous setting):

fleet manager browser menu

Another example is browser password menus — which you should ignore:

fleet manager browser menu

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