Register a Server

Conncted Server

After installing the PureCM Server and Client you will want to connect to the server as user 'admin'. Lauching the PureCM GUI for the first time will launch the Register Server Wizard. You can also select 'Register Server' from the file menu.

Figure 1.1. Register Server Wizard - Server Type Page

Register Server Wizard - Server Type Page

Select the 'Shared Server'. The shared server is used where multiple users connect to the same centralized server. You should also use the shared server to evaluate PureCM because this will install the example data.

If you check the 'I am evaluating PureCM' checkbox then a connection will be made using password authentication for user 'LeadDeveloper1' with password 'secret'. This user is created when you install the PureCM server and is perfect for evaluating PureCM with all necessary features enabled.

Figure 1.2. Register Server Wizard - Server Location

Register Server Wizard - Server Location

If the PureCM Server has been installed correctly on the domain it should appear in the list. Alternatively you can enter the 'Server Name', either the DNS name or the IP address, and 'Server Port'.

The 'Connect to server on startup' option should be unchecked if you do not want to connect to this server when the PureCM GUI is started.

The 'Keep trying to connect' option should be checked if you want to automatically keep trying to connect after the server has disconnected.

Press the <Next> button when completed.

Figure 1.3. Register Server Wizard - Authentication Type

Register Server Wizard - Authentication Type

The administrator uses password authentication. Select the 'Password Authentication' radio button and press the <Next> button.


Details about setting up PureCM to support SSL connections can be found on the PureCM Knowledge Base.

Figure 1.4. Register Server Wizard - Password Authentication

Register Server Wizard - Password Authentication

The administrator user name is 'admin', the password was supplied when installing the PureCM Server (or blank on Linux/Mac servers). Enter the details on the page and press <Next> to continue.


If you have forgotten your admin password you can use the user 'LeadDeveloper1' and the password 'secret'. You can then change the password for user 'admin'.

Figure 1.5. Register Server Wizard - Complete

Register Server Wizard - Complete

To complete the Administrator Server registration, check that the details are correct on the final page and press <Finish>. The new connection will appear under the PureCM tree.