Server Settings

Under server settings, you can configure the mail and SMS server for sending notifications, alerts, etc., from the product and proxy settings in case you are using a proxy server. The following settings can be found here:

Mail Settings

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Under Mail Settings tab, the settings are divided into two sections:
    • Configure Mail Server
    • Notification Settings

Configure Mail Server

  • Enter the Server Name or IP and Port Number of your Mail Server in the respective fields.
  • In From Address field, enter the email address that will be used to send out notifications, alerts, etc., from AD360.
  • In Admin Mail Address field, enter your email id if you wish to receive notifications for the emails sent from AD360.
  • Select the Connection Security type. You can choose either SSL or TLS or None.
  • If authentication is required for accessing the Mail Server, select Authentication option and enter the username and password credentials necessary to access the mail server.
  • Click Save Settings.

SMS Settings

You can configure AD360 to use your own GSM modem or your custom SMS gateway.

Configuring GSM Modem

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Click SMS Settings tab.
  • Select GSMModem from the SMS Provider drop down box.
  • Specify the Modem Port Number.
  • Click Save Settings.

 Steps involved in configuring the modem port & modem speed:

  • Connect your GSM Modem to the Serial Communication Port.
  • Only a serial cable must be used for connectivity.
  • The port number for Window Devices will be comX. Eg. com7 or com8.
  • Enter the Port Number to which the modem is connected :eg.(COM 1).

 Requirements for Establishing SMS Server Connection:

  • Modem/mobile must have GSM functionality with a provision to insert the SIM card.
  • Should support 7-bit (GSM default alphabet), 8-bit and Unicode (UCS2) encoding.
  • Make sure the GSM modem configured with AD360 is not used by any other application.
  • If you experience any issue in sending SMS notifications through GSM modem, please restart AD360 and try again.
  • Matching these criteria allows AD360 to support your modem/ mobile phone.

Configuring Custom SMS Provider

You can configure you own custom SMS gateway provided that the gateway is HTTP or SMTP based. Please follow the steps given below:

HTTP-based SMS provider:

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Click SMS Settings tab.
  • Select Custom from the SMS Provider drop down box.
  • Select HTTP from the Send SMS via drop down box.
  • Select whether you want to use Post or Get HTTP method for sending SMS.
  • Enter the HTTTP URL of your SMS gateway provider.
  • Enter the HTTP Parameters specific to your SMS provider.

Note:

  • Separate the HTTP parameters by an ampersand (&) sign.
  • Example format: userName=xxx&password=yyy&mobileNumber=%mobNo&message=%message%.
  • You can use the following parameters:
    • userName = the parameter which is used to denote the API authentication username.
    • xxx = API authentication username.
    • password = the parameter which is used to denote the API authentication password.
    • yyy = API authentication password.
    • mobileNumber = recipient parameter.
    • %mobNo% = this macro denotes the user's mobile number.
    • message = message parameter.
    • %message% = this macro denotes the SMS message content.
    • More HTTP Parameters - If you SMS provider requires more parameters like unicode and apiID, include them as well using the '&' sign.
  • Specify the response you get from your provider to determine whether the SMS has been sent successfully.
  • Click Advanced Settings. Enter the HTTP Request Headers specific to your SMS provider.
  • Select the option Convert Message into Unicode to send SMS in Unicode format.
  • Click Save.

SMTP-based SMS provider:

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Click SMS Settings tab.
  • Select Custom from the SMS Provider drop down box.
  • Select SMTP from the Send SMS via drop down box.
  • In the From Address field enter an email address from which you want to send the SMS. Eg: noreply@adselfserviceplus.com
  • In the To Address field enter the %mobNo% macro followed by the email of your provider. For example: %mobNo%@clickatell.com. Refer your SMS provider to know the exact values.
  • Enter the details required in the Subject field. Generally, it would be either mobile number or message depending upon your SMS provider.
  • Enter the details required in the Content field. This also depends on your SMS provider. Please refer them to know the exact values.
  • Click SMTP Server Settings.
  • Enter the name or IP address of the “SMTP Server” and its Port numberstrong>.
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  • Click Savestrong>.

Note: If you don't configure the SMTP server settings, then the mail server configured under the Mail Settings tab will be used.

SMPP-based SMS provider:

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Click SMS Settings tab.
  • Select Custom from the SMS Provider drop down box.
  • Select SMPP from the Send SMS via drop down box.
  • Enter the SMPP Server Name and its SMPP Server Port.
  • Enter the Username and Password of the SMPP server.
  • Click Advanced Settings.
  • Enter the SMPP Source Address.
  • Select the Source Address’s TON (type of number).
  • Select the Source Address’s NPI (Numeric Plan Indicator).
  • Select the Destination Address’s TON.
  • Select the Destination Address’s NPI.
  • Click Save Settings.

Proxy Settings

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings.
  • Click on the Proxy Settings tab.
  • Select Enable Proxy Server option.
  • Enter the Server Name or IP and Port Number of the proxy server in the respective fields.
  • Enter the username and password credentials for accessing the proxy server.
  • Click Save Settings.
Alternatively, you can also change the Proxy settings by following the steps listed below:

  • Navigate to Support tab.
  • Click on Check for updates box at the top right corner of the page.
  • Click Settings link in the pop-up that appears, then click on Proxy Settings tab.
  • Select Enable Proxy Server option.
  • Enter the Server Name or IP and Port Number of the proxy server in the respective fields.
  • Enter the username and password credentials for accessing the proxy server.
  • Click Save Settings.

Notification settings

These settings help you select the notifications you receive from AD360.

Notification settings

  • Navigate to Admin > General Settings > Server Settings > Notification settings.
  • To notify the admin when the license is about to expire, check the box next to Enable License/AMS Expiry Notification.
  • To notify the admin when the application shuts down unexpectedly, check the box next to Enable Downtime Notification.
  • To notify the admin about newly released product features and enhancements, check the box next to Enable Product Update Notification.
  • To notify the admin about product workshops, webinars, and seminars, check the box next to Enable Events and Workshop Notification.
  • To receive notifications from AD360 as push notifications straight to your web browser, check the box next to Enable Browser Notification.
  • Click Save Settings.