How to Set the Self-Service Portal Branding and Session Time-out

After you configure the Self-Service Portal, you can brand it with your company name, Help Desk URL, and "notice" text. You can also change the Session Time-out setting to make the end user’s session expire after a specified period of inactivity.

Note
You can also brand the Self-Service Portal by using the Enable-MbamWebApplication Windows PowerShell cmdlet or the MBAM Server Configuration wizard. For instructions on using the wizard, see How to Configure the MBAM 2.5 Web Applications.

Note
In the following instructions, SelfService is the default virtual directory name for the Self-Service Portal. You might have used a different name when you configured the Self-Service Portal.

To set the session time-out and branding for the Self-Service Portal

  1. To set the time-out period for the end user’s session, start the Internet Information Services Manager, or run inetmgr.exe.

  2. Browse to Sites > Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring > SelfService > ASP.NET > Session State, and change the Time-out value under Cookie Settings to the number of minutes after which the end user’s Self-Service Portal session expires. The default value is 5. To disable the setting so that there is no time-out, set the value to 0.

  3. To set the branding items for the Self-Service Portal, start the Internet Information Services Manager or run inetmgr.exe.

  4. Browse to Sites > Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring > SelfService > Application Settings.

  5. In the Name column, select the item that you want to change, and change the default value to reflect the name that you want to use. The following table lists the values that you can set.

    Caution
    Do not change the value in the Name column (CompanyName*), as it will cause Self-Service Portal to stop working.

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<th align="left">Name</th>
<th align="left">Default value</th>
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<td align="left"><p>ClientValidationEnabled</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>true</p></td>
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<td align="left"><p>CompanyName</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>Contoso IT</p></td>
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<td align="left"><p>DisplayNotice</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>true</p></td>
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<td align="left"><p>HelpdeskText</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>Contact Helpdesk or IT Department</p></td>
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<td align="left"><p>HelpdeskUrl</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>#</p>
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<strong>Note</strong>  
<p>In MBAM 2.5 SP1, the HelpdeskUrl default value is empty.</p>
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<td align="left"><p>jQueryPath</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>[//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390515](//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390515)</p>
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<strong>Note</strong>  
<p>In MBAM 2.5 SP1, this has been changed to a local JavaScript file shipped with the product, located at ~/Scripts/jquery-1.10.2.min.js</p>
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<td align="left"><p>jQueryValidatePath</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>[//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390516](//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390516)</p>
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<strong>Note</strong>  
<p>In MBAM 2.5 SP1, this has been changed to a local JavaScript file shipped with the product, located at ~/Scripts/jquery.validate.min.js</p>
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<td align="left"><p>jQueryValidateUnobtrusivePath</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>[//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390517](//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=390517)</p>
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<strong>Note</strong>  
<p>In MBAM 2.5 SP1, this has been changed to a local JavaScript file shipped with the product, located at ~/Scripts/jquery.validate.unobtrusive.min.js</p>
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<td align="left"><p>NoticeTextPath</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>Notice.txt</p>
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<strong>Note</strong>  
<p>You can edit the notice text either by using the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager or by opening and changing the Notice.txt file in the installation directory.</p>
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<td align="left"><p>UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled</p></td>
<td align="left"><p>true</p></td>
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