Setting Up the Logon Page
Since OWA is automatically installed on any Windows machine using Office 2003 or later, the installation process won't need to be detailed here. Instead, we'll go over some tips you can use to get the most out of the app, starting with setting up your logon page properly, such as configuring how long your login info is saved before you'll have to retype it. In order to do this, you'll first need to enable forms-based authentication, which is done by doing the following:
- Firstly, log onto the OWA/EWC using an administrative account and go to the Exchange System Manager.
- Expand the "Servers" option, select the server you want to enable it for, and then expand the Protocols.
- Click the + next to HTTP, right-click Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Properties.
- Go to the settings tab, under the OWA panel, and check the box labeled "Enable Forms Based Authentication"
- Hit apply, and you're good to go.
Next, all you have to do, going into the regular settings, is place the "Cookie Time-Out" time (found in the "Public or shared computer" settings) at whatever you like, and--violá, you are done. Additionally, you can (should you so desire) change some more settings by accessing client-side security, but that's more complicated and I won't be covering it in this tutorial.