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System administrators can use this section to assign protocols to ports that can then be assigned to IP Addresses. In addition, this section is used to add Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) rules to any ports and protocols.

To access the port settings, click the settings icon and expand the Bindings folder in the navigation pane. Then click Ports. A list of ports will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the content pane toolbar:

  • New - Creates a new port.
  • Edit - Edits the selected port options.
  • Delete - Permanently deletes the selected port(s).

Creating New Ports

When adding a new port there are several fields that need to be completed. These fields are:

  • Protocol - The type of communications protocol that should be used (IMAP, LDAP, POP, SMTP, XMPP, or Submission Port).
  • Encryption - If the port requires SSL or TLS encryption, check the appropriate option. SSL always assumes the connection will be secure and sends the encryption immediately. TLS connects normally and then looks to see if the connection is secure before sending the encryption.
  • Name - The friendly name for the port.
  • Port - The port number on which to listen for the selected protocol.
  • Description - A simple description of the port and/or the port name.