VMP Administrator Configuration Options

These are the configuration options that can be accessed from the VMP Administrator.

These options are organized into categories, and some categories are divided into subcategories. To access these options, start the VMP Administrator and select Configuration > System Options .

Table 1. System and Networking
Option Description
Vocera Messaging Server Public Host Name / IP The IP address that devices use to connect to the VMP Server.
Vocera Messaging Server Internal Host Name / IP The VMP Server IP address used by internal VMP Web Console connections. This can be the same as the public IP address.
Enable Outgoing Email Allow outbound email messages to be sent from the VMP Server through SMTP. These include administrative messages, Alert responses, and Open Portal reports.
Display Name The name under which outgoing email is to be sent.
Email Address The email address that outgoing email is to be sent from.
SMTP Server The SMTP server through which outgoing mail is to be sent.
SMTP Port The port that the SMTP server uses. The default is 25.
SMTP Authentication Whether SMTP authentication is required with the SMTP relay host.
Device Validation Certificate The approved certificate for device validation. Devices must have installed the corresponding device certificate to be able to access this server.
Enforce SSL for Smartphone connections Enforce that all communications between the VMP Server and VMP smartphone clients are to use SSL.
Enforce App PIN

Enforce that access to the client application must require PIN entry. Valid settings are OFF, ON, and SHARED (PIN required for shared devices only). This option is set to either SHARED or OFF in the Security Options dialog box during installation - see Installing the VMP Server for more details.

You can override this setting for any individual user. For more information, see Editing User Information.

If you change the Enforce App PIN setting to ON, device users will not be able to set a PIN if they registered by email or using a registration key and do not have either a valid VMP Server username and password or a valid Active Directory username and password.

App PIN Timeout If Enforce App PIN has been activated, set the number of seconds that the device can remain idle before the PIN must be re-entered.
Enforce device password for all smartphones Indicate that the client app is not enabled to run on a device unless a password has been specified for the device. This ensures that sensitive information is kept safe if the device is lost or stolen.
Minimum Password Length Enter the number of characters the user must include in the device password. For iPhone users, the device Passcode Lock settings must be changed if you want a password longer than 4 numerical digits..
Require at least one letter Select Yes to ensure that the user adds at least one letter to the device password. For iPhone users, you cannot insist on a password with at least one letter. For iPhone users, the device Passcode Lock settings must be changed if you want a password to include a letter.
Auto Lock

Set the duration of inactivity, in minutes and seconds, until the device auto-locks. In the following example, the device is set to auto-lock after five minutes and thirty seconds:


Enforce Change Password Select Yes to ensure the user changes the device password at a regular frequency.
Password Change frequency If Enforce change password is set to Yes, enter the interval, in days, at which the user is required to change the device password.
Unique passwords before reuse permitted The VMP Server stores a list of the most recently used passwords for a device. A password cannot be reused if it is one of the N most recent passwords used, where N is the value of this option.
Maximum failed attempts before device wipe Enter the number of times a password can be incorrectly entered before all system sensitive information is wiped from the device.
User Inactivity
Time of inactivity for automatic logout The number of minutes that the browser and VMP can be inactive before automatic logout. This does not affect clients or the VMP Enterprise Manager.
Days of inactivity before user is placed into Warning state The number of days before a Warning icon is placed on a user account.
Days of inactivity before user is placed into Locked state The number of days before an inactive user is locked. This affects both client connections and the VMP Web Console. See Unlocking a User for more details.
Time of inactivity for auto logout of smartphone client The number of minutes that a client can be inactive before automatic logout.
Table 2. Contacts
Option Description
Allow User to upload personal image Whether a user can upload a photo to their Contact entry from a client application.
Allow Email Communication This setting controls whether client applications can use email as a mode of communication. If this setting is enabled, the client uses the device's default email editor.
Table 3. Secure Messaging
Option Description
Enable Remind Me Later Option Whether to display the Remind Me Later / View Later button when displaying a message on the client application. Message reminders are available for Urgent and High priority messages only, not Normal priority messages.
Default Subject Line for 3rd Party Integrations The subject line to use when messages are sent from a third-party WCTP source.
Response waiting interval The number of seconds to wait for a user response when an SNPP or WTCP message is sent.
Retain Message History in Database The number of weeks that messages are kept in the Microsoft SQL database.
Deliver message content to SMS users Determines whether the content of an Alert is delivered to an SMS user. The default is No, since SMS channels are non-secure.
Allow Urgent messages Whether messages can be marked as Urgent.
Include attached images in the report Whether to include attached images when generating a report
Number of days of inactivity to archive a conversation The number of days that a conversation is to be inactive before the conversation is archived.
Table 4. Override Notifications
Option Description
Enable Do Not Disturb Mode on Smartphone Clients Whether Do Not Disturb is to be allowed in the client application.
Table 5. Content
Option Description
Minimum document update frequency For the Content module, the minimum number of minutes between updates of documents in shared folders.
Allow Content sync with Mapped Network Drives Whether to support synchronization of Content module documents on mapped network drives (not recommended).
Table 6. Web Console
Option Description
Disclaimer for Web Logon
Enabled Whether a disclaimer popup appears when users log in to the VMP Web Console.
Organization Name The organization name to appear in the disclaimer popup.
Text The content of the disclaimer popup.
Web Console Date Format The format in which dates are displayed in the VMP Web Console.
Table 7. Integrations
Option Description
Vocera Voice
Important: If any of these values are changed, you must manually restart the VMP Server. See Starting and Stopping the VMP Server for details on how to do this.
Enabled Whether the VMP Server is to interact with a Vocera Voice Server.
IP Addresses The IP address of the Vocera Voice Server, or comma-separated addresses if the Vocera Voice Server is operating in a clustered environment. This option can be set in the Voice Server dialog box during installation. See Installing the VMP Server for more details.
Port The Vocera Voice Server port number.
Use HTTPS Whether to use HTTPS for secure communication with the Vocera Server.
VCG IP Addresses The Vocera Client Gateway IP address, or comma-separated addresses if the Vocera Client Gateway is operating in a clustered environment. These addresses are configured when the Vocera Voice Server is installed and has been synchronized with the VMP Server, and cannot be edited here.
VMI Message Expiry The number of minutes before VMI (Vocera Messaging Interface) messages sent from the Vocera Voice Server expire.
Enable Enhanced Voice Server NIO Tomcat Feature Whether to enable support for scaling changes included in the Vocera Voice Server. Ensure that this feature is enabled in the Vocera Voice Server before enabling it in the VMP Server.
VST integration
Enabled Set to Yes when the VMP Server is being integrated with a Vocera Secure Texting server.
Server URL The URL of the Vocera Secure Texting server environment. Typically, this site is accessed using HTTPS.
Server ID The ID of the VMP Server. The Vocera Secure Texting server uses this server ID to refer to the VMP Server.
Security Token The value sent from the VMP Server to the Vocera Secure Texting server to authenticate a connection between them.
Enable Secure Message Initiation Enables the configuration of a user's email into the Messaging feature.
Secure Message Initiation - Incoming Mail

The protocol for the mailbox. This is one of POP3, IMAP4, or Exchange Web Services.

Depending on the protocol selected, additional connection parameters must be specified, including POP3/IMAP/EWS Host and POP3/IMAP4/EWS Port.

Email Scan Interval The number of seconds between scans for new incoming email.
Initiation Permitted Indicates when Alert initiation can be triggered:
  • From any email address:  This option allows email from any sender to initiate an Alert to the user.
  • From VMP users only:  This option restricts Alert initiation to trigger only when the email is from another system user.
Email Username The user name associated with the mailbox.
Email Password The mailbox access password for the user.
Confirm Email Password Confirm the mailbox access password for the user.
Delete Email Once Processed

Determines when email is removed from the monitored mailbox:

  • Immediately   The email is deleted after it has been processed and converted to an Alert.
  • Once/Day   All email is deleted after 24 hours.
  • Never   The email is never deleted.
PollingID 1 The polling IDs to use when communicating with a WCTP source.
PollingID 2
PollingID 3
SMS Aggregation
Configure SMS aggregator plug-in Link to the Plugin Configuration window in which you can configure an SMS aggregator service.
Table 8. Scheduling
Option Description
When does daily validation happen The time at which schedule validation takes place when it has been specified for on-call schedules. When automatic validation is performed, a report is generated that is emailed to all users that have edit access on the schedule.
Validation look ahead interval The number of days to look ahead in an on-call schedule when validating. This number can be between 1 and 14.
Table 9. VBI Data Export
Option Description
Enable VBI Data Export Whether or not the Vocera Business Intelligence (VBI) Data Export function is active.
Time of Data Export The time at which to run the VBI Data Export job.
Location of Data Export Where to store the VBI Data Export logs.