When the product's homepage opens, it is possible that the Internet browser will display an "insecure connection" message, requiring your confirmation of being aware of the risks.
The Management Console is based on HTTPS protocol, which is a combination of HTTP and SSL protocols. This protocol is generally used to encrypt the traffic from the client to server for security reasons. The certificate it works with is used for encryption only, and does not prove the server identity. So when the users try to access the Management Console, a warning of untrusted connection is usually displayed. In order to continue working with this certificate, some steps should be taken to "accept" the certificate before access to the site is permitted. In case Mozilla Firefox browser is used, this usually occurs only on the first access to the server. Then the certificate is stored in the browser database marked as trusted. In case of some other browsers are used, insecure connection warning may be displayed every time server is accessed.
This scenario is suitable for testing purposes, or for running the program on the company's internal networks. But in case there is a need to provide an interface to the outside world, a company should obtain a certificate signed by a well-known CA. The role of a CA is to verify that the server accessed actually has the name it is accessed by, and that this server actually belongs to the given organization.
The homepage of the Management Console typically has the following sections:
Anonymous users can access some menu items including the "Home" menu displayed on the left-hand-side panel.
To access more controls, you need to log-in to the Management Console using the log-in panel at the right-hand-side. Type in admin as the default Username and admin as the default Password. Click on "Sign-in".
You will be logged in to the product's Management Console.