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Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint software
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security | v8.5.x
Use the Settings > Hybrid Configuration > Hybrid User Identification page to configure user identification and authentication methods for users whose requests are managed by the hybrid service.
The Hybrid Module includes Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint software, which can be installed on client machines to enforce the use of the hybrid service. The client software passes authentication information to the hybrid service, enabling secure transparent authentication.
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To enable Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint software deployment:
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Under Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint, mark Enable Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint installation and update on client machines.
Selecting this option allows you to configure deployment and automatic update settings. If you later deselect this option, any installed client software instances continue to work until uninstalled, though they no longer receive automatic updates.
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Click Deploy Manually if you want to install the endpoint client software by hand on individual machines or via your preferred distribution method. (This is the only option available for Mac.)
Note the WSCONTEXT value displayed on screen. If you plan to use GPO to distribute the client software, you will use this value in your deployment script to ensure that users are correctly associated with your organization.
Click View Files to find the appropriate client software. Select a client operating system, then click on a version of the client software to download. You can also view a PDF of the release notes for each version by clicking a release notes link. Click Close when done.
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Choose whether the client software is deployed to all users whose requests go through the hybrid service, or only to off-site users.
You can provide a customized message that appears to end users at the beginning of the client software download and installation process. The message can be used to reassure the user that the download is company-approved, and to provide any further information they may need. To customize the message, click Customize Installation Page, then enter your organization name and the message you want to display. Click View Sample Page to see what will appear to the end user.
The sample page also contains the default text that is always displayed to the end user at the beginning of the download.
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Until you define an anti-tampering password, you cannot download the endpoint client installation file or enable deployment from the hybrid service.
 
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Under Version Update, select the operating systems for which you want to Apply automatic updates.
With these selections, you ensure that client machines always have the latest version of the endpoint client software when it is available.
If you later remove the check from one or both boxes, endpoint updates will no longer be applied to client machines using that operating system. Existing endpoint installations will, however, continue to work.
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Some applications do not work properly with endpoint enforcement. Application Bypass allows you to add a list of applications that may be causing problems.
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Click Add to open the Add Applications window.
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Click Add to return to the Hybrid User Identification page and add your entry to the list.
If there are any errors found in your entry, correct them and click Add again.
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Note that this feature does not work for applications that use system browser settings to determine a proxy. Also, you may need to update your endpoint deployments. End users must have at least endpoint build 1138 (Windows) or 1566 (Mac) to use application bypass.
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Click OK to cache your changes. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.

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