Admin Authentication

Hermes SEG utilizes Authelia Authentication Server for controlling access to the the Hermes SEG Administration Console. The Authentication Settings page allows you to change many Authelia settings to suit your needs.

JWT Secret

The JWT Secret is used to craft JWT tokens by the identity verification process. Hermes SEG randomly generates a 20-character alphanumeric string at the time of installation. It's usually not necessary to change this field. However, if you wish to change it, click the image-1637357351697.png button and the system will generate a new one (Figure 1).

Figure 1

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If you wish to generate your own, Hermes SEG will accept a minimum 12-character and a maximum 20-character alphanumeric string only.

Reset Password Function

The Reset Password Function field allows to you switch between Enable (Default) which enables the Reset password link and functionality in the Sign in screen and Disable which disables the link and functionality in the Sign in screen (Figure 2). The Reset Password Function only works if the System Users have valid e-mail addresses assigned to them. E-mail addresses can be assigned to System Users by navigating to System --> System Users.

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Session Name

The Session Name field specified the name of the session cookie which by default it's set to hermes_session. It's usually not necessary to change this field. If you with to change it, it must be an alphanumeric string with undescores (_) or dashes (-) in the name.

Session Secret

The Session Secret field is a string that is used to encrypt session data with Redis. Hermes SEG randomly generates a 20-character alphanumeric string at the time of installation. It's usually not necessary to change this field. However, if you wish to change it, click the image-1637357351697.png button and the system will generate a new one (Figure 3).  

Figure 3

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If you wish to generate your own, Hermes SEG will accept a minimum 12-character and a maximum 20-character alphanumeric string only.

Session Expiration

The Session Expiration field specifies the amount of time (in seconds) before the cookie expires and the session is destroyed. By default it's set to 3600 (1 Hour). This can be overridden by clicking on the Remember me checkbox on the Sign in screen (Figure 4).

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Session Inactivity

The Session Inactivity field specifies the amount of time (in seconds) the user can be inactive before the session is destroyed. By default it's set to 3600 (1 Hour).

SMTP Host

The SMTP Host field specifies the IP/Host Name of the e-mail server that Authelia will use to send out various notifications such password resets, 2FA notifications etc. By default it's set to the Hermes SEG appliance loopback address [127.0.0.1]. It's normally not necessary to change this field.

SMTP Port

The SMTP Port field specifies the port number of the e-mail server that Authelia will use to send out various notifications such password resets, 2FA notifications etc. By default it's set to the Hermes SEG internal port 10026. It's normally not necessary to change this field.

SMTP From Address

The SMTP From Address field is the e-mail address that Authelia will use to send out various notifications such password resets, 2FA notifications etc. It should be set to a valid e-mail address for a domain Hermes SEG relays.

SMTP E-mail Subject

The SMTP E-mail Subject field specifies the subject format all Authelia outgoing e-mails will have. By default it's set to [Hermes SEG] {title]. The {title} is a variable authelia uses for various functions and should be left intact.

No of Login Failures Before User is Banned

The No of Login Failures Before User is Banned field specified how many times a system user is allowed to fail authentication before that user is banned and not able to login. By default it's set to 5.

Time Between Failed Logins

The Time Between Failed Logins field specifies the period of time (in seconds) Authelia will search for failed login attempts to count them as failed logins before banning a user. By default it's set to 120 (2 minutes).

Banned Time

The Banned Time field specifies the amount of time (in seconds) a user will be banned after failing authentication. By default it's set to 300 (5 minutes).

Log Level

The Log Level field specifies the log level used by Authelia. It can be set to Trace, Debug, Info, Warn or Error. Setting the Log Level to Trace will expose the /debug/vars and /debug/pprof endpoints which should never be enabled unless absolutely necessary during troubleshooting. By default it's set to Debug.

Log Format

The Log Format field specified the log type used by Authelia. It can be set to JSON or Text. By default it's set to Text.