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Logging in with Internet Explorer


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To log in to HP SMH with Internet Explorer:

  1. Navigate to https://hostname:2381/.

    To avoid an active scripting error, HP recommends that you add the HP SMH URL to Internet Explorer's Trusted Sites.

    To add HP SMH to Internet Explorer's Trusted Sites:

    1. From Internet Explorer, click Tools->Internet Options.

    2. Click the Security tab. The Security tab appears.

    3. Select the Trusted sites icon.

    4. Click Sites.... The Trusted sites dialog box appears.

    5. In the Add this website to the zone field, enter https://hostname:2381/ and click Add.

    6. Click OK to save your changes and close the Trusted sites dialog box.

    7. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

    If you are using Internet Explorer to browse to an HP-UX system, then you can use port 2381 if you changed the default configuration to have autostart disabled and start on boot enabled. If you keep the default-installed configuration, you can use the following URI: http://hostname:2301/

    By default, HP-UX is installed with the autostart feature enabled. A daemon listens on port 2301 and only starts HP SMH on port 2381 when requested, then stops it again after a timeout period. See the smhstartconfig(1M) command for more information.

    You can find procedures on how to change the configuration variables in the previous chapters of this guide.

  2. The first time you browse to this link, the Security Alert dialog box appears, asking you to indicate whether to trust the server. If you do not import the certificate, the Security Alert appears every time you browse to HP SMH.

    If you want to implement your own Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) or install your own generated certificates into each managed system, you can install a certificate authority root certificate into each browser to be used for management. If this is implemented, the Security Alert dialog box does not appear. If the alert appears when you do not expect it, you might have browsed to the wrong system. You can refer to the online help in your browser for more information about installing the certificate authority root certificate.

    If you are accessing this page through a link from HP Systems Insight Manager and the Trust By Certificate option is enabled in HP SMH, the Automatically Import Management Server Certificate option appears if trust has not been previously configured. For more information regarding automatically importing the HP Systems Insight Manager certificate, see the HP System Management Homepage Online Help.

  3. Click Yes.

    The Login page appears unless you have enabled Anonymous access, then the HP System Management Homepage appears.

  4. Enter the user name that is recognized by the operating system.

    If you have not yet added user groups into HP SMH security settings, then users must log in with an operating system account in the Administrators group for Windows or the operating system group root (which in turn contains the user root by default) for HP-UX and Linux. If the credentials cannot be authenticated, the user is denied access. In most cases, the administrator on Windows and root on HP-UX or Linux have administrator access on HP SMH.

  5. Enter the password that is recognized by the operating system.

  6. On HP-UX, click Sign In. On Linux and Windows, click Login. HP SMH appears.

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