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Setting Up IDex Client Interfaces

Note: This topic applies to the Leeds Release.

The IDex Client is an application which acts as a miniature local proxy on macOS and Windows® workstations. It forwards usernames, group membership, and information about web requests to the Smoothwall for web filtering purposes. Each web request is individually identified, therefore it can identify multiple users logged in at the same workstation. Local user accounts are identified by the workstation, as well as users behind a NAT connection.

The IDex Client runs without any interaction from your end-users, gathering necessary information directly from the workstation. This has the advantage of not being reliant on a working connection to your domain controllers to be able to function correctly — so long as users can log into the workstation, information can be captured. Additionally, no direct communication path is required between the Smoothwall and the Active Directory.