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First Steps

  1. Setting your default application

    Whist installing your IPS Community Suite, you will be given the opportunity to choose your default application. However, we realise you may not know at that point in time, or indeed change your mind on what you want the default application for your suite to be. What is your default application? In a nutshell, your default application is what your user sees when they visit your sites main URL. So for example, if you set this up as gallery, then the first thing that people will see on your site would be the gallery home page.   Setting up a default application You set up a default application from your applications section within the admin CP. This can be found at System>Site Features>Applications, and will look similar to the following. In the above image you will see one of the stars is selected on the right. This is what denotes the default application on your site. You can select any of the star icons so change the default application.   Why would I have System as default? You will note you can set up system as the default application, but then what would show? If you expand the system application, you will see that you can also set a default module. In the example below, I have set this to be the status updates page.  
  2. Security

    Whilst most security related items would be taken care of by your hosting company. There are a few recommendation that we would make with regards ensuring your site is safe and secure. These can be found within the following area in your Admin CP System>Overview>Security Here you will see various recommendations for security improvements. Each of these containing either buttons to enable the setting automatically, or instructions on what you would need to do in order to action that item.   Within this area, you will also see a "Show Administrators" button which will show the names of everyone on the system who has administrator rights. This can be helpful if you have a few groups set up, along with members that are all set up as admin, as this is a very easy way to see exactly which members are set up. Warning The settings shown below should only be used if you either know what you are setting them for, or you are asked to do so by a member of the support team. With the exception of the "Show adminCP link to administrators setting. Behind the security settings button at the top, you will see a few more advanced options. From here you can chose to switch off the link to the admin CP for administrators, so it could only be visited if the link is known. The other 2 options relating to IP addresses may be useful in situations where you want proxy IP addresses to be trusted, or need to ensure IP addresses are not checked for sessions. These can be especially useful in an intranet environment. Tip The 'Trust IP addresses provided by proxies?' setting that you see within this area can be useful if you have a situation where your hosting company is proxying your visitors IP. In this situation, you may see all IPs are the same for every member. Switching on this setting should resolve this issue