Several Cerberus features require an SMTP server to be configured to enable the server to send emails. Email event actions, password expiration notification, web password resets, and public file sharing all require an SMTP server.
Adding a New SMTP Server Configuration
You can add an SMTP server configuration on the Event Targets page of the Event Manager.
Open the Cerberus UI and click the Event Manager toolbar button.
The Event Targets page allows you to add email servers. Go to Event Targets.
Click the New button on the top-right side of the targets page and select New SMTP Target.
|A label you can use to help identify this configuration.
|Enter the server address of the email server that you want to send from.
|Enter your SMTP port number, You can find the port number from the support page of your email service.
Select the encryption method for your SMTP server
|Verify Remote Certificate
|When checked, Verify Remote Certificate will ensure that the host’s certificate and peer chain are valid.
|Outgoing Emails will use this as the sender's name.
|Outgoing Emails will use this as the sender's email address.
|If your SMTP server needs authentication, just enable this option and input the username/password.
|Test your SMTP settings by entering an email address and pressing the Test button.
SMTP Server Examples
Note: Microsoft deprecated Basic Authentication in October of 2023, which is what Cerberus uses to Connect to O365. Follow this MS article to designate a user to authenticate on to O365 from Cerberus: