Hub configuration

The configuration of Mail & Deploy Hub can be done using Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel (see Control Panel). 


You can choose whether you want the hub to be enabled and on which port and relative URL path it should run. Mail & Deploy Hub - if enabled - is started whenever the server service is started.

The following conditions have to be met in order to be able to access Mail & Deploy Hub:

  • Mail & Deploy Hub must be enabled (see Control Panel).
  • The repository must be configured to be accessible in Mail & Deploy Hub (see Hub Settings).
  • The user needs to be a Mail & Deploy user in the given repository with an access level of Hub Consumer or higher (see User and User Groups).
  • The user needs to have the required hub authorization.
  • The computer from which the hub is accessed needs to have a network connection to the computer that runs Mail & Deploy Server. The port on which the HTTP server of the hub is running must not be blocked by any firewall in between.

Another requirement, of course, is that the server service is running because it hosts the HTTP web server that is required to access the hub.


Hub Authorizations

By default users do not have the authorization to run any on-demand report request or task execution; users (or user groups) need to be explicitly authorized to be able to submit these requests. These authorizations are called Hub Authorizations.

Basically, a hub authorization gives a single user or user group the right to request an on-demand report or task execution through the hub. There are two types of hub authorizations; report authorizations and task authorizations (see Task - Hub Authorizations.


Report Authorizations 
This type of authorization can be used to grant one user or user group the right to request a report on-demand and optionally to subscribe to a report through the hub. You can manage report authorizations in two ways:

  • You can edit a user (see User and User Groups) and then click the button ; a window will be displayed that allows you to manage all hub authorizations for reports and tasks for that user.
  • You can edit a report (see Reports) and then click the button ; a window will be displayed that allows you to manage all hub authorizations for that report.


The window that will be displayed contains all current report authorizations; the following buttons can be used to manage report authorizations:

Click this button to create a new report authorization; a context menu will open that allows you to select which type of authorization you want to create.
Click this button to edit the currently selected report authorization.
Click this button to delete the currently selected report authorization.

User Authorization 

This type of report authorization can be used to grant the right to request and optionally subscribe to a report to a user. Each user authorization has the following attributes:

ReportThe report to which the authorization grants access.
UserThe user to which access to the report is granted by the authorization.
Allow SubscriptionThis setting determines whether the user is allowed to create a subscription for that report (see Subscriptions).

User Group Authorization 

This type of report authorization can be used to grant the right to request and optionally subscribe to a report to a user group. Each user group authorization has the following attributes:

Report The report to which the authorization grants access.
User GroupThe user group to which access to the report is granted by the authorization.
Allow SubscriptionThis setting determines whether  members of the user group are allowed allowed to create a subscription for that report (see Subscriptions).

Task Authorizations 

This type of authorization can be used to grant one user or user group the right to request the execution of a task through Mail & Deploy Hub. You can manage task authorizations in two ways:

  • You can edit a user (see User and User Groups) and then click the button ; a window will be displayed that allows you to manage all hub authorizations for reports and tasks for that user.
  • You can edit a task (see Tasks) and then click the button ; a window will be displayed that allows you to manage all hub authorizations for that task.

The window that will be displayed contains all current task authorizations; the following buttons can be used to manage report authorizations:

Click this button to create a new task authorization; a context menu will open that allows you to select which type of authorization you want to create.
Click this button to edit the currently selected task authorization.
Click this button to delete the currently selected task authorization.

User Authorization 

This type of task authorization can be used to grant the right to request the execution of a task to a user. Each user authorization has the following attributes:

TaskThe task to which the authorization grants access.
UserThe user to which access to the task is granted by the authorization.

User Group Authorization 

This type of task authorization can be used to grant the right to request the execution of a task to a user group. Each user group authorization has the following attributes:

TaskThe task to which the authorization grants access.
User GroupThe user group to which access to the task is granted by the authorization.



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