Enabling users to bypass Control Center login credentials
Symantec Messaging Gateway contains a feature that, when enabled, remembers users' login credentials. A Remember me option appears on the Symantec Messaging Gateway Login page when the administrator enables the Remember me feature. When this feature is enabled, it is available to all users, including end users.
When users check the Remember me option as they log onto the Control Center, Symantec Messaging Gateway places a cookie on their computer. (No personal information is stored on the client computer or in the browser.) Thereafter, when users access the Control Center URL, they bypass the Login screen and go directly to the Symantec Messaging Gateway Dashboard page. If the user session times out (sessions timeout after 30 minutes of inactivity), the user is directed to the Dashboard page.
When users enable this feature, anyone who has access to their computer also has access to the Control Center. This feature is not recommended for administrator logins.
The Remember me feature is browser-specific. For example, assume the user logs onto the Control Center through Internet Explorer and enables the Remember me option. If the user subsequently logs onto the Control Center through Firefox, the user must enter login credentials.
The cookie expires after the number of days that you specify, up to 180 days. However, the expiration might change if you use the strong passwords feature.
The ability to use the Remember me feature with strong passwords depends on the order in which the features are enabled, as follows:
Strong passwords are enabled first, then the administrator subsequently enables the Remember me feature.
When the Remember me feature is enabled, if the bypass duration is greater than 60 days (the maximum number of days permitted for strong passwords), then the login bypass duration is set to the same expiration date as the strong password.
This change is not reflected in the Control Center settings.
The Remember me feature is enabled first, then the administrator subsequently enables strong passwords.
The Remember me feature is disabled in the Control Center.