This article shares the process of initial configuring Kerio Connect after installation. The configuration wizard includes setting Internet hostname, so-called fully qualified domain name (FQDN), and primary email domain, Administrator password, Message store directory, Licensing, and MyKerio.
Refer to these linked articles to learn more about the Kerio Connect installation for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux RPM, and Linux Debian/Ubuntu.
DISCLAIMER: The personal contact information in this article is fictitious and purely meant for instructional purposes.
Start the initial configuration by following these steps. You can change these settings later in the administration interface:
- Go to this URL:
- Select the default language and click Next.
- Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
- Specify your Internet hostname, Email domain, and click Next.
- Set a username and password for the administrator account and click Next.
Note: This administration account consumes one license. You can later switch to the built-in admin account through the administration interface.
- Select the following options and click Next:
- Allow remote administration from MyKerio cloud service: This option allows you to manage Kerio Connect from the MyKerio cloud service.
- Open MyKerio and add this appliance after you finish this wizard: This option takes you to the MyKerio login page after finishing the initial configuration.
- Change the directory for the message store (if needed) and click Next. Kerio Connect automatically verifies if you have enough free disk space available.
Note: The message store directory folder must be on a local disk. If you are using a virtual machine, define the disk as local.
- Register the product or continue without the registration, and click Next.
Log in to MyKerio using the admin username and password configured in step five to confirm the completion of the initial configuration.
Additionally, you can also verify the configuration completion by validating the following files created during the process:
users.cfgis an XML file with the UTF-8 coding that includes information about user accounts, groups, and aliases.
mailserver.cfgis an XML file with the UTF-8 coding that contains any other parameters of Kerio Connect, such as the configuration parameters of domains, back-ups, antispam filter, antivirus, etc.
The default location of these configuration files is:
Note: On Mac OS X and Linux systems, files can only be maintained if the user is logged in as the root user.