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  1. Make sure your client can communicate with the SmartServer as described in Connecting through a LAN).

  2. Open a web browser (supported browsers are current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) and enter one of the following addresses to open the SmartServer CMS (prior to SmartServer 2.8 you had to specify port 8443, this is no longer required starting with SmartServer 2.8:

    https://SmartServer_IPaddress/cms  cms/#/login    
    (where SmartServer_IPaddress is the IP address of your SmartServer)

    (where nnnnnn is the SmartServer's install code. See Connecting through a LAN)

    You can also open the CMS from the SmartServer Configuration web page by clicking CMS in the top margin of the page, as shown in the following figure.

    The CMS opens in the browser allowing you to log in. 

    titleAvoiding Browser Security Warnings

    Note: To avoid having browsers display a security warning when users access the CMS webpage or the SmartServer webpage, you can set up port forwarding for the SmartServer IoT and switch from using self-signed certificates. Another option to accomplish the same thing is to set up a CNAME record.

  3. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields. The default username is apollo and the default password is printed on the label on the bottom of the SmartServer. If you changed either the username or password, use the username and password you selected. Use the defaults if you did not change them.


    The default administrator username is admin (the admin password is the same as the apollo user password).

  4. Click LOGIN.

  5. If you are logging in to the SmartServer CMS for the first time, read the end-user licensing agreement and accept it if you agree.

  6. If your login credentials are verified, the SmartServer CMS main page appears. To customize your working environment, refer to the Customize Your CMS Dashboard section.  When you first log into the SmartServer CMS, the dashboard appears similar to the image shown below (without the yellow numbers).

    Parts of the CMS are number-highlighted with descriptions and links for more information as follows: