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Global Tab in Spok Messenger

The Global tab changes system-wide parameters.

  1. Choose Edit > Settings. The Settings dialog displays.
  2. Choose the Global tab. The Global tab displays.
  3. Enter and edit information, as desired. A description of each field and option is shown below.

    Sort recipients by

    This option is the default for new users added to the system.

    • Choose this option if you would like to sort the recipients by their name.

    Type then Name: Choose this option if you would like to sort the recipients by their classified type and then their names.

    Put priority items first

    This option is the default for new users added to the system. Choose this option if you want priority recipients to appear at the head of the recipients list.

    Send on enter

    This option is the default for new users added to the system. Choose this option if you want a manual page to be automatically dispatched when the enter key is pressed.

    Maintenance recipient

    Specifies the device or group that should receive system notifications from Spok Messenger. This includes notifications when an Event Action is triggered but results in no recipients to send the alert.

    Maintenance timeout

    Specifies the timeout for sending maintenance messages to the selected recipient.

    Allow paging by Local ID

    Enables the Local ID field on the main Spok Messenger screen when checked.

    No. digits (Local ID)

    Dictates how many digits are displayed for Local IDs.

    No. digits (Escalation ID)

    Dictates how many digits are displayed for Escalation IDs.

    Display Site Name

    Enables the displaying of the site name within the client for identification purposes.

    Site Name

    Name of the site to display within the client.

    Remember Me (WWW)

    Shows or hides the “Remember Me” option on the web interface login screen.

    Allow Login Bounce

    Allows users to login from another location and bounce their prior connection. Please note that any unsaved changes are lost from the unsaved terminal. For example, if you are editing a schedule in a first login session and you try to continue to edit that information in a second login, the information is not saved.

    Windows Authentication

    Choose this option if you would like to enable the ability to log in with your Windows AD username and password. If Windows AD manages the rights for users at your facility, the password that you enter to log into Windows is the same password that is entered to log into your Spok Messenger account.

    NOTE: Windows Authentication is only supported for 1 domain (the domain the Messenger server is attached to).

    Default Domain Name

    In this field, enter the default domain name for Windows authentication. The site domain for Windows active directory server.

    NOTE: Only one value is valid (the domain the Messenger server is attached to). Any other value (including blank) will result in a failed login if the user does not supply a domain during log-in.

    Client Login Method

    User selectable: Allows users to choose either the Messenger Authentication option or the Windows Authentication option.

    Messenger Authentication: Choose this option if you would like the client to login using Spok Messenger authentication.

    Windows Authentication: Choose this option if you would like the client to login using the Windows authentication option.

    WWW Login Method

    User selectable: Allows users to choose either the Messenger Authentication option or the Windows Authentication option.

    Messenger Authentication: Choose this option if you would like the client to login using Spok Messenger authentication.

    Windows Authentication: Choose this option if you would like the client to login using the Windows authentication option.

    WWW Session Timeout

    In this field, enter the amount of time (in minutes) you would like web client sessions to remain active before timing out.

    Force HTTPS

    When enabled, clients are forced to use HTTPS. HTTP GET requests will automatically be redirected and POST requests will be rejected.

    Enable Desktop Timeout

    Enables the desktop session timeout setting.

    Desktop Session Timeout

    In this field, enter the amount of time (in minutes) you would like desktop client sessions to remain active before timing out.

    Enforce Password Policy

    When enabled, new and updated user passwords are required to meet Messenger’s password complexity requirements.

  4. After all changes are made, click Save . The global setting information is saved.