Connecting to ERAS
Most features in ERAC are only available after connecting to ERAS. Define the server by name or IP address before connecting:
Open the ERAC and click File > Edit Connections (or Tools > Console Options ) and click the Connection tab.
Click the Add/Remove button to add new ERA Servers or to modify currently listed servers. Pick the desired server in the Select connection drop-down menu. Then, click the Connect button.
Other options in this window:
There are two authentication types available:
The user authenticates with ERAS credentials. By default no password is required to connect to an ERAS, but we strongly recommend that one be established. To create a password to connect to an ERAS:
Click File > Change Password (or Tools > Server Options > Security) and then click the Change button to the right of Password for Console.
When entering a password you can check the Remember password option. Please consider the possible security risks associated with this option. To delete all remembered passwords click File > Clear Cached Passwords .
Select the access type from the Access drop-down menu (options are either Administrator or Read-Only), enter your password and click OK.
The user authenticates with Windows/Domain user credentials. In order for the Windows/Domain authentication to work properly ERAS needs to be installed under the Windows/Domain account with sufficient rights. You must also enable this feature in Tools > Server Options > Advanced tab > Edit Advanced Settings > ESET Remote Administrator > ERA Server > Setup > Security:
Allow Windows/Domain authentication - enables/disables Windows/Domain authentication
Administrator groups - allows you to define groups for which Windows/Domain authentication will be enabled
Read only groups - allows you to define groups with read-only access
When communication has been established the programs header will change to Connected [server_name].
Alternatively you can click File > Connect to connect to ERAS.
NOTE: Communication between ERAC and ERAS is encrypted (AES-256)