Access Protection For Web GUI

By default there is no protection configured against accessing the Web Admin GUI from remote systems (i.e. by starting a web browser on any system and entering http://<zebratester-gui-host>:7990 into the browser).

But you can enable the remote access protection which effects that each person who accesses the Web Admin GUI from a remote system must enter first a valid username and password the get access to the Web Admin GUI.

Note: OS users which have access to the local machine on which the Web Admin GUI is started, and are using a Web browser on this local machine - never require a username and password to access the Web Admin GUI. Therefore keep in mind that the Web Admin GUI can be protected only against unauthorized remote access – but not against unauthorized local access.

Enabling the Remote Access Protection

Proceed as follows:

  • Open a ZebraTester Command terminal:
  • On Windows: Click on Start ► All Programs ► ZebraTester ► ZebraTester Command Prompt
  • On Mac OS X: Open a Finder window ► Navigate to the ZebraTester installation directory ► Click on ZebraTesterCommand.command
  • On Linux: Open a File Manager window ► Navigate to the ZebraTester installation directory ► Click on ZebraTesterCommand.desktop
  • Enter in the terminal: java WebAdminLoginAccounts

Web Admin GUI protected = false

1 = list all accounts

2 = reset password

3 = enable account

4 = disable account

5 = set superuser

6 = remove superuser

7 = add account

8 = delete account

9 = delete file WebAdminLoginAccounts.dat - disable any protection and delete all accounts

0 = exit select =

Web Admin GUI protected = false

1 = list all accounts

2 = reset password

3 = enable account

4 = disable account

5 = set superuser

6 = remove superuser

7 = add account

8 = delete account

9 = delete file WebAdminLoginAccounts.dat - disable any protection and delete all accounts

0 = exit select =

  • Create a super user "Web GUI account" by calling the menu option 7 (add account) After entering java WebAdminLoginAccounts you see the following menu:

Enter now 7 and create a new super user account. Then exit this utility.

  • After that start a Web browser on the local machine where the Web Admin GUI is installed and call the Web Admin menu by entering http://127.0.0.1:7990 into the Web browser. You should see now a hint showing you that the Remote Access Protection is enabled:

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  • On any other system, start a Web browser and enter http://<ZebraTester-GUI-Host>:7990 into the browser. Then you will see a login form. Enter the username and the password of the super user into the form:

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  • You can now create additional accounts and manage them remotely. However, keep in mind that internal context of the Web Admin GUI only supports to be operated by one "natural" user at the same time:

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  • Note: If a logged in user does not have super user privileges the functionality of this menu is restricted, and allows to change only the own password.

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