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Configuring your account information
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Use the Web > Settings > General > Account page to enter or review subscription information, and to determine how your product responds when the subscription expires or, for Forcepoint URL Filtering deployments, when the subscription count is exceeded.
Also use the page to direct web protection components to send category and protocol usage data to Forcepoint Security Labs anonymously. This information may be used to help optimize the Master Database (see The Master Database) and contribute to Forcepoint ThreatSeeker Intelligence (see this site for additional information).
After installation, or any time you receive a new subscription key, you can use the Subscription key field to enter the key, and then click Apply. A check is done to verify the key syntax, and then Filtering Service attempts to download the Master Database.
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Use the Settings > General > Policy Servers page to manage subscription keys in multiple Policy Server environments (see Working in a multiple Policy Server environment).
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After the first successful Master Database download, the Account page displays the following information:
When you add the Hybrid Module to Forcepoint Web Security, this shows the sum of users managed by on-premises components and the hybrid service.
When you add the Remote Filter Module to Forcepoint URL Filtering, this shows the number of users whose requests may be handled when they are outside the network.
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Select Block users when subscription expires to block all Internet access for all users when the subscription expires. In Forcepoint URL Filtering deployments, selecting this option will also block all requests from users who exceed the subscription count.
Leave the option unselected to give users unrestricted Internet access when the subscription expires.
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Mark Send category and protocol data to Forcepoint LLC to have web protection components collect usage data about pre-defined categories and protocols, and submit it anonymously to Forcepoint LLC.
This usage data helps web protection software to continually enhance its security capabilities.
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(Hybrid Module for Forcepoint Web Security) To activate or update the connection between the on-premises and hybrid portions of your software:
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Enter the Contact email address for your Forcepoint Web Security administrators. This is typically a group email alias that is monitored frequently. Alerts about hybrid service issues are sent to this address. Failing to respond appropriately to an alert could lead to temporary disconnection of your hybrid service.
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Enter the Country in which the administrators are located.
User requests are not managed by the hybrid service until this information has been provided and validated. For more information, see Configure the Hybrid Service.
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Under WebCatcher, mark Send URL information to Forcepoint to help improve URL categorization and security effectiveness. See What is WebCatcher? for more information about this tool.
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To submit uncategorized URLs to be evaluated for categorization, mark Send uncategorized URLs to improve URL categorization.
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To keep a local copy of the information that is sent, mark Save a copy of the data being sent to Security Labs.
When this option is enabled, WebCatcher saves the data as unencrypted XML files in the Websense\Web Security\bin\ directory on the Log Server machine. These files are date and time stamped.
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Select the Country of origin for your organization. This should be the country where the majority of Internet activity is being logged.
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Specify a Maximum upload file size. When the maximum size is reached, collected WebCatcher data is sent automatically and a new file is started.
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Use the Daily start time field to indicate a time each day when WebCatcher should send the data it has collected if the maximum file size has not been reached.
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When you are finished making changes, click OK. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.
If you use the Management API to create and update API-managed categories, you must define a basic authentication account that will be used to send data to the API. Only one account may be defined per deployment. The account must include a password.
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Click Advanced Options.
Note that this option is available only to Super Administrators and is not displayed if the API is not installed.
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Enter a User name for the account.
Use only alphanumeric characters.
A default user name, apiadmin, is provided but will not be saved until a valid password is entered and confirmed.
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Enter and confirm a Password for the account.
Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters and include at least one:
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Supported characters include:
! # % & ' ( ) * + , - . / ; < = > ? @ [ ] ^ _ { | } ~
The following special characters are not supported:
Space $ : ` \ "
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Click OK. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.
Use this information to authenticate each connection to the Policy API Server.
See the Management API Guide for details on using the Management API.

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