Impero allows you to configure one or more Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) that can display to users logging into machines on the network. If the user does not agree to the AUP they will be automatically logged off the system. You can configure different AUPs to display to different groups of users, for example, one for staff members and another for students.


AUP Server Setup

The AUP is initially configured in the Impero Server, under the ‘Settings > Acceptable Use Policy’ tab.  


1 - Define whether the AUP will be enabled or not and if it is enabled, how it will behave.


Disable the Acceptable Use Policy

Users will not be required to agree to an AUP when logging on.


Always ask users to agree to the Acceptable Use Policy when they log on

If this option is selected, users will be prompted to agree to the AUP every time they log onto the network.


Only ask users who have not already agreed to the Acceptable Use Policy

If this option is selected, users will only have to agree to the AUP the first time they log onto the system. Users that have already previously agreed will not be prompted to agree the next time they log in.


2 - Current Acceptable Use Policies


The drop-down area will show a list of all the AUP's that have already been created. By selecting any of the AUPs in the drop-down list, you can then edit it in the text area below.



Add a new AUP. Click the 'Add' button and give the new AUP a name. It will then become active for editing in the text area below.



Delete the AUP that is currently selected in the drop-down list.


3 - Define your Acceptable Use Policy


Whichever AUP is selected in the drop-down list will be available for editing in this text area. Enter your organisation's policy into the text area and press the 'Apply' button to save the changes.


4 - When a user agrees to the AUP, a ‘digital signature’ is taken by Impero to confirm their agreement with the policy.


View Signatures

Click on 'View Signatures' to view these digital signatures and see which users have agreed to the AUP. You are able to see their username, the computer on which they signed on and agreed to the policy, and the time at which they agreed. You can also click on the 'canExport' button to export this information to a CSV file.


Clear Signatures

Click on 'Clear Signatures' to clear the list of users that have agreed to the AUP. All users will then be required to accept the AUP again when they log in next.


5 - The 'AUP Size' field will display a percentage figure telling you the current size of the AUP file you are currently viewing. Please ensure that this figure does not exceed 100%.

AUP Console Setup

Once your policies are set up in the Impero Server, there are further steps required in the Console for the policy to display to users.


On the left-hand side of your Console, right-click on a group on which you wish to display the AUP, and select ‘Properties. Select the ‘Group Settings’ tab and expand 'Workstation Security'.

The first option you will see in this window is ‘Show users an Acceptable Use Policy. Tick this option, and select from the drop-down list which AUP you wish to display to this group of users.

Please note that all ‘Group Settings’ are dependent on Group Priorities. This AUP option will need to be enabled on the highest priority group that the users you wish to display the AUP belong to.