Disable Web Interface Components


Adaxes Web Interface can be used to handle various tasks related to Active Directory administration, user account management and self-service. Administrators need a feature-rich interface to deal with the full range of Active Directory management tasks. At the same time, Help Desk operators need a simple and clear interface to perform user account support. Regular users require an even more simple environment for self-service activities.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to simplify the Web Interface by disabling the following components:

  1. Open Adaxes Web Interface Configurator.

    • On a computer, where Web Interface Configurator is installed, open the Start menu.
    • On the Start menu, select Adaxes Web Interface Configurator.


    The permissions to configure the Web Interface are delegated via Security Roles. By default, only Service Administrators have the appropriate rights. To enable other users to configure the Web Interface, grant them the corresponding permissions.

    • In Adaxes Administration Console, right-click your Adaxes service, point to New and click Security Role.
    • Enter a name for the new Security Role and click Next.
    • On the Permissions page, click the arrow inside the Add button and select Configure Web Interface.
    • Click Next and follow the steps in the wizard.
  2. In the top left corner, select the Web Interface you want to customize.

  3. Home Page

    To hide the Home page:

    • In the left navigation menu, click Home Page.

    • Select Do not show the Home page.

  4. To disable the Active Directory search:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Search.

    • Select Disable search.

    For details on how to customize search features in the Web Interface, see Customize AD Search.
  5. Reports

    To disable reports:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Reports.

    • Select Disable reports.

    • If you want to hide specific reports instead of disabling the Reports component completely, select the Show only specific reports or Hide specific reports option in the Reports section.

    For details on how to configure reports in the Web Interface, see Configure Reports.
  6. AD Browsing

    In Adaxes Web Interface, to browse the Active Directory structure and navigate to specific AD objects, the Browse dialog is used.

    Browse dialog in main menu:

    Browse dialog in AD search:

    To disable the Browse dialog:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Browsing.

    • In the Navigation section, under Browse Dialog, clear the Show the Browse dialog checkbox.

  7. Active Directory Object Paths

    Active Directory object paths allow users to see the object location and navigate to parent objects.

    To hide Active Directory object paths:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Browsing.

    • In the Navigation section, under Active Directory Paths, clear the Display AD object paths in checkbox.

  8. Favorites

    To disable the Favorites component:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the Favorites checkbox.

  9. Basket

    The Basket component is helpful when you need to work with objects from different locations. You can add objects to Basket to perform bulk operations on them.

    To disable the Basket component:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the Basket checkbox.

  10. Approvals

    The Approvals component allows users to approve, deny, or cancel approval requests.

    To disable the Approvals component:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the Approvals checkbox.

  11. Password Self-Service

    The Password Self-Service component allows users to reset their passwords themselves and enroll for password self-service.

    To disable the Password Self-Service component:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the Password Self-Service checkbox.

  12. Adaxes Notifications

    When the component is enabled, the Web Interface shows notifications from the Adaxes service. The notifications are mainly related to product license compliance and expiration. For example, if notifications are enabled and the number of managed user accounts exceeds the number allowed by your license, a notice about it will appear in the Web Interface.

    To disable the Adaxes Notifications component:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the Adaxes Notifications checkbox.

  13. My Menu

    My Menu is located in the top-right corner of the Web Interface.

    To disable the menu:


    • In the left navigation menu, click Components.

    • Clear the My Menu checkbox.

    • If you want to hide certain items from the menu instead of completely disabling the component, clear corresponding checkboxes under the My Menu checkbox.

  14. Save the changes.

    The settings in a section can be applied to other Web Interface types. For this purpose, in the top right corner of the section, click the down arrow button and choose Apply to other Web Interfaces.

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