Administration Console Navigation

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Menus and submenus are used to access application pages in the Administration Console. To facilitate navigation around these pages, a number of buttons, icons, and selection menus are provided.


Home Button


The Mimecast logo located in the top left corner, acts as a Home button. When it is clicked, the default Administration Console dashboard is displayed. If the dashboard is already open in another tab, the focus is placed on that tab. If the tab isn't open (as in the example below) the tab is automatically opened with the focus on it.

Before Clicking the Home ButtonAfter Clicking the Home Button
AdCon before Home ButtonAdCon After Home Button

Application Buttons


Some pages include action buttons, dependent on the application being viewed. For example:




An arrow icon on the button indicates that a drop down menu is available. The menu provides additional options for that dialog.




Navigating Forwards and Backwards


Once an option has been selected from the drop down menu, a dialog is opened in the frame below. As you work through various applications and pages, the breadcrumb under the menus, displays navigation history. Once you have drilled down into an application, the Go Back button is displayed. Clicking this allows you to retrace your steps through the application as appropriate.


Page Controls


For each application dialog displayed, there are various options that will be available where appropriate. This includes:

  • Search Bar
  • Depth Selector
  • Page Selector
  • Calendar Controls



Most dialogs contain a search box, which allows Administrators to search the page for a specific entry. To use the search facility, type the relevant text in the box, and hit the Enter key to perform the search. The results will show only those items found based on the search criteria. Click on the Clear icon to delete the search text.




Depth Selector


Mimecast provides a default of 100 entries per page. Therefore whether looking at a particular Viewer or list of Policies, only 100 items will initially be displayed. The Administrator can adjust this up to a value of 1000 using the Depth Selection selector. This option can be found at the top right side of the Application window. The end arrows can be used to navigate to the first or last page of results. If the arrow is grayed out, it is not available for use.




Page Selector


As mentioned above, by default 100 results are displayed per page. The Administrator can also navigate between the displayed results using the page forward and back arrows which are situated at the top right of each Application window. The total number of rows is shown, as well as Page Selector which can be used to move directly to a particular page.




Calendar Controls


Calendar_and_time_with_drop_down.pngCalendar Controls assist with managing the results displayed in certain Application windows. By default, these pages will show either a week or month of results. This range can be changed by clicking on the Date Range, which will then launch a Calendar Control. Using this calendar, the Administrator is able to use the quick launch default settings or create a custom date and time range. The defaults are:

  • 1 Week
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Year


To create a Custom date and time search:

  1. Select Custom from the drop down, or simply highlight a start and end date in the calendars. This automatically changes the Date Range option to Custom.
  2. Alternatively use the Left and Right Arrows to scroll between the months or years. The Month and Year drop downs can also be selected to find the date range required
  3. To amend the time, use the Time drop down fields and select the start and end time
    The time is provided in a 24 hour clock format,and is available in certain Application pages.
  4. Once the Date and Time selections have been made, click on the Apply button
  5. To close the Calendar Control, click on the Close icon.


Context Menus


For any list of items that has additional options, the following icon will be displayed in the heading row. This typically indicates the presence of a Context Menu. To access the Context Menu, either select the icon on the far left of the listed item, or right click the item. For example, if you select an email in Stripped Attachments, and right-click, the following menu options will be displayed. This same menu is displayed when clicking on the context icon.




Multi Selection Operations


Some dialogs have multi- row select options. These pages include a checkbox at the left of each row to select multiple rows. Additionally, these pages will also have another checkbox at the top of this selection column. Checking/clearing this box will Select or Deselect all rows.




Folder Controls


When working with menus that make use of folders, a separate folder frame will be loaded on the left side of the page.

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