Dell PowerEdge: Logging in and out of OpenManage Server Administrator


Dell PowerEdge: Logging in and out of OpenManage Server Administrator


OpenManage Server Administrator provides the following types of logins:


Server Administrator Local System Login

This login is available only if the Server Instrumentation and Server Administrator Web Server components are installed on the local system.
This option is unavailable for servers running on XenServer 6.0.
To log in to Server Administrator on a local system:

  1. Type your preassigned Username and Password in the appropriate fields on the Systems Management Log in window. If you are accessing Server Administrator from a defined domain, you must also specify the correct Domain name.
  2. Select the Active Directory Login checkbox to log in using Microsoft Active Directory. See Using the Active Directory Login. 
  3. Click Submit.

To end your Server Administrator session, click Log Out located in the upper-right corner of each Server Administrator home page.

Note: For information about Configuring Active Directory on Systems using CLI, see the Dell OpenManage Management Station Software Installation Guide at dell.com/support/manuals.

Server Administrator Managed System Login — Using the Desktop Icon

This login is available only if the Server Administrator Web Server component is installed on the system. To log in to Server Administrator to manage a remote system:

  1. Double-click the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator icon on your desktop. 
  2. Type the managed system's IP Address or system name or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).
    Note: If you have entered the system name or FQDN, Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Web Server host converts the system name or FQDN to the IP address of the managed system. You can also enter the port number of the managed system. For example, Hostname: Port number, or IP address: Port number. If you are connecting to a Citrix XenServer 6.0 managed node, use port 5986 in the format Hostname:Port number, or IP address: Port number.
  3. If you are using an Intranet connection, select Ignore Certificate Warnings.
  4. Select Active Directory Login to log in using Microsoft Active Directory authentication. If Active Directory software is not used to control access to your network, do not select Active Directory Login. See Using the Active Directory Login.
  5. Click Submit.

Server Administrator Managed System Login — Using The Web Browser

Note: You must have preassigned user rights to log in to Server Administrator. See Setup and Administration for instructions on setting up new users.
  1. Open the Web browser.
  2. In the address field, type one of the following:< >https://hostname:1311, where hostname is the assigned name for the managed system and 1311 is the default port number.https://IP address:1311, where IP address is the IP address for the managed system and 1311 is the default port number.Press <Enter>.


Central Web Server Login

This login is available only if the Server Administrator Web Server component is installed on the system. Use this login to manage the OpenManage Server Administrator Central Web Server:

  1. Double-click the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator icon on your desktop. The remote login page is displayed.
    Warning: The login screen displays an Ignore certificate warnings checkbox. You should use this option with discretion. It is recommended that you use it only in trusted Intranet environments.
  2. Click the Manage Web Server link, located at the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter the User Name, Password, and Domain name (if you are accessing Server Administrator from a defined domain) and click Submit. 
  4. Select Active Directory Login to log in using Microsoft Active Directory. See Using the Active Directory Login.
  5. Click Submit .

To end your Server Administrator session, click Log Out on the Global Navigation Bar.

Note: When you launch Server Administrator using either Mozilla Firefox version 3.0 and 3.5 or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or 8.0, an intermediate warning page may appear displaying a problem with security certificate. To ensure system security, it is recommended that you generate a new X.509 certificate, reuse an existing X.509 certificate, or import a root certificate or certificate chain from a Certification Authority (CA). To avoid encountering such warning messages about the certificate, the certificate used must be from a trusted CA.
Note: To ensure system security, it is recommended that you import a root certificate or certificate chain from a Certification Authority (CA).
Note: If the certificate authority on the managed system is valid and if the Server Administrator web server still reports an untrusted certificate error, you can still make the managed system’s CA as trusted by using the certutil.exe file. For information about accessing this .exe file, see your operating system documentation. On supported Windows operating systems, you can also use the certificates snap in option to import certificates.

Using The Active Directory Login

You should select Active Directory Login to log in using the Dell Extended Schema Solution in Active Directory.
This solution enables you to provide access to Server Administrator; allowing you to add/control Server Administrator users and privileges to existing users in your Active Directory software. For more information, see "Using Microsoft Active Directory" in the Dell OpenManage Installation and Security User's Guide at dell.com/support/manuals.

Single Sign-On

The Single Sign-On option in Windows operating systems enables all logged-in users to bypass the login page and access the Server Administrator Web application by clicking the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator icon on your desktop.

Note: For more information about Single Sign-On, see the Knowledge Base article at support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q258063. For local machine access, you must have an account on the machine with the appropriate privileges (User, Power User, or Administrator). Other users are authenticated against the Microsoft Active Directory. To launch Server Administrator using Single Sign-On authentication against Microsoft Active Directory, the following parameters must also be passed:

authType=ntlm&application=[plugin name]

where plugin name = omsa, ita, and so on.

For example,
https://localhost:1311/?authType=ntlm&application=omsa

To launch Server Administrator using Single Sign-On authentication against the local machine user accounts, the following parameters must also be passed:

authType=ntlm&application=[plugin name]&locallogin=true

Where plugin name = omsa, ita, and so on.

For example,
https://localhost:1311/?authType=ntlm&application=omsa&locallogin=true

Server Administrator has also been extended to allow other products (such as Dell OpenManage IT Assistant) to directly access Server Administrator Web pages without going through the login page (if you are currently logged in and have the appropriate privileges).


Configuring Security Settings On Systems Running A Supported Microsoft Windows Operating System

You must configure the security settings for your browser to log in to Server Administrator from a remote management system that is running a supported Microsoft Windows operating system.

The security settings for your browser may prevent the execution of client-side scripts that are used by the Server Administrator. To enable the use of client-side scripting, perform the following steps on the remote management system.

Note: If you have not configured your browser to enable the use of client-side scripting, you may receive a blank screen when logging in to Server Administrator. In this case, an error message is displayed instructing you to configure your browser settings.

Enabling The Use Of Client-Side Scripts On Internet Explorer

  1. In your Web browser, click Tools → Internet Options → Security.
    The Internet Options window is displayed.
  2. Under Select a zone to view or change security settings, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
  3. In the Add this website to the zone field, paste the Web address used to access the remote managed system.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Copy the Web address used to access the remote managed system from the browser’s address bar and paste it onto the Add this Web Site to the Zone field.
  6. Under Security level for this zone, click Custom level
    For Windows Server 2003:
    • Under Miscellaneous, select Allow Meta Refresh.
    • Under Active Scripting, select Enable. 
    • Under Active Scripting, select Allow scripting of Internet Explorer web browser controls.
  7. Click OK to save the new settings.
  8. Close the browser and log in to Server Administrator.

Enabling Single Sign-On For Server Administrator On Internet Explorer

To allow Single Sign-On for Server Administrator without prompts for user credentials:

  1. In your Web browser, click Tools → Internet Options → Security
  2. Under Select a zone to view or change security settings, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
  3. In the Add this website to the zone field, paste the Web address used to access the remote managed system. 
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Custom Level .
  6. Under User Authentication, select Automatic Logon with current username and password. 
  7. Click OK to save the new settings. 
  8. Close the browser and log in to Server Administrator.

Enabling The Use Of Client-Side Scripts On Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Click Edit → Preferences.
  3. Click Advanced → Scripts and Plugins.
  4. Under Enable Javascript for, make sure that Navigator is selected. Ensure that the Navigator checkbox is selected under Enable JavaScript for.
  5. Click OK to save the new settings.
  6. Close the browser.
  7. Log in to Server Administrator.


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Article ID: SLN285532

Last Date Modified: 10/17/2019 09:17 AM

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