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Barracuda Reporting Server


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Handle Administrative tasks on the BASIC > Administration page.

Changing Your Password

Use the Password Change section to change the password for the account currently in use.

Passwords should be 5 to 20 characters and can include letters, numbers, and special characters (including periods, hyphens, and underscores).

Setting Up Email Notification

In the Email Notification section, specify how and where to deliver system alerts from the Barracuda Reporting Server.

  • All of the fields in this section are required.
  • Your email system must be able to handle large reports as attachments, on both the sending and receiving sides.
  • SMTP Host – Name of your SMTP host to use for sending notifications, not localhost.
  • SMTP Port Network port for your SMTP host.
  • Connection Security  Select the type of security for your email system, TLS or None.
  • Username  Login username for your email system, if required by your SMTP host.
  • Password  Password corresponding to the Username for your email system, if required by your SMTP host.
  • System Alerts Email Address  Type one or more email addresses that receive automated alerts from the Barracuda Reporting Server, including system messages and notifications about available firmware updates. Separate multiple email addresses with a comma.
  • From Email   Specify the address to use as the From address for system alert emails.
  • Test SMTP Configurations  Type an email address to receive a test email. Click Send Test Email to ensure that the email system works.


Setting Your Time Zone

Use the Time section to change the timezone on your system.  

Specifying Web Interface Settings

Specify the web interface settings for the web interface of your Barracuda Reporting Server.

  • Web Interface HTTP Port Port used by a web browser to gain access to the product's web interface (Recommended value: 8000. Unavailable ports: 443, 2400, 8001, 65535).
  • Session Expiration Length Time of inactivity, in minutes, before users are required to log on again to access the web interface.
    Minimum value: 1 minute. Default setting: 20 minutes.
  • Update Dashboard Every 30 Minutes  Select Yes to automatically refresh the dashboard so you can see the most recent information.

    • If you select Yes, as long as you leave the dashboard up as the active screen, you will not be logged out of the dashboard and it will continue to display updated information every 30 minutes. When you switch to a different tab, if the Session Expiration Length has passed, you will be logged out.  

    • If you select No, the Session Expiration Length will apply to the Dashboard along with the rest of the tabs.

Viewing Connected Devices

Use the Connected Devices section to specify the Shared Secret for devices you want to connect, to view devices that are connected to the Barracuda Reporting Server, and to specify their Log Retention Period.

Connected Devices

As part of your configuration process, you set up Barracuda devices, such as Barracuda Web Security Gateways, to point to the Barracuda Reporting Server. If they connect correctly, the device connections will appear in this section.

  • Shared Secret Enter the Shared Secret for each device for which you want to collect reports. On every device you want to connect, enter this same Shared Secret.
    • On your Barracuda Web Security Gateway, enter the Shared Secret on the BASIC > Administration page and complete the steps in the Barracuda Reporting Server section. 
  • Device Name – To have a unique name, the Device Name consists of "Hostname" + "Domain Name" for the connected device. 
  • Serial – The serial number of the connected device.

  • IP Address – The address of the connected device.

  • Log Retention Period – Specify how long you want to retain logs for this Web Security Gateway: 1 month2 months, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months. One month is defined as 31 days.

You can delete connections to any device in this section. For the connection you want to remove, click Delete, then confirm that you want to delete the connection. You can always connect the device again.

Once the hard disk space limit is reached, the oldest logs are automatically deleted first. As much as possible, your data will be preserved. To ensure your data is preserved, back it up often.

Reducing the Log Retention Period deletes all logs older than the new retention period specified. For example, changing the Log Retention Period from 6 months to 1 month deletes all logs older than 1 month. If needed, back up logs before reducing the Log Retention Period.

Increasing the Log Retention Period adds new logs to the existing collection, up to the period specified.


Shutting Down or Restarting the System

Using these controls temporarily interrupts all Barracuda Reporting Server operations.

  • Shutdown  Shuts down and powers off the Barracuda Reporting Server.
  • Restart  Reboots the Barracuda Reporting Server.


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