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Qiata Quickstart Guide

Initial configuration​

This tutorial will guide you through the initial configuration of your new Qiata. The basic steps required for use are explained here. But your Qiata can do much more. Explanations of all the Qiata's features can be found in our documentation.

Install your Hardware Appliance​

  1. Unpack appliance
  2. Install or mount the appliance
  3. Optional: Configure IP address via the LCD (only HWA-Business)
  4. Establish network connection: Port 1 or Management-Port

Ex works the port 1 is configured with the IP address

Using any browser, we now access the DOMOS interface of our appliance. In this example, the IP address was configured via the LCD, but the necessary steps for a configuration via the WebUI will be explained anyway. If no IP address has been configured, make sure that your computer can access the network address and enter the following address in your browser: https://<IP-QIATA>:10000

Install your Software Appliance​

  1. Download the latest ISO file from our website:
  2. Create a virtual guest for the Appliance.

Minimum requirements:

  • 1 or more CPU(s)
  • 4096 MB RAM, more recommended
  • 1 or more network interface(s) with fixed MAC addresses
  • min. 50 GB HDD drive

More resources are recommended.

  1. Ensure that you boot from the CD image (ISO) supplied by SECUDOS. Perform a plain installation from the CD image without applying any changes from the virtual hosting software (e.g. setting IP address during the installation). Please avoid using templates provided by your virtualization software. The installation will start automatically after a few moments. The setup does not require any input or interaction. Once the setup procedure has completed, the virtual appliance will shut down. Before you start your freshly installed appliance, make sure that the installation medium is removed before proceeding. You have now successfully installed Q-SWA. You may now proceed with configuring the Q-SWA.

Please note that the Secure-Boot function must be disabled for the virtual machine.

Supported Virtual Hostsystems​

HostsystemMinimal Version
VMwareESXi 5.0 U1
Hyper-VWindows Server 2012
LinuxKVM 1.0

Configure DOMOS​

Open your prefered Browser and login to your DOMOS (Operating System) by entering the default IP-Address or your customized IP.


You can always change the IP-Address of the system by using the DomosNetConf tool on your systems command line.

Login with the standard credentials username: admin and password: admin

During the initial configuration in DOMOS it is necessary that you configure an IP address, as well as the specification of the default gateway.

First Login DOMOS

Change IP-Address​

  • In the navigation bar, select "Network" β†’ "Interfaces" and then click on "Edit" at the desired interface click on "Edit". [OPTIONAL]
  • Fill in the mask and confirm by clicking on "Save".

Please note the necessary accessibility via the external FQDN since version 3.0. More about this in our FAQs.

Change IP Address

Set Default Gateway​

  • Select "Network" β†’ "Routing" in the navigation bar.
  • Click on the "Edit" button at the "Default Gateway" item.
  • Enter the IP address of your gateway

Please note that a gateway is necessarily required for valid operation of the Qiata.

Edit Default Gateway

Configure DNS Server​

  • Configure DNS server under "Network" β†’ "DNS". [OPTIONAL]

Configure DNS Server

Click on the "Activate Settings" button at the top right of the right of the interface.


The process may take a few minutes. Please do not make any changes during this time and keep your browser open.

Configure Qiata​

Technical Configuration ftadmin​

Open your Browser to the following adress https://IPYOUENTERED/sc. A login will be shown.


Since an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority has not yet been imported you have to confirm the standard SSL certificate manually first to be able to access the Qiata WebUI.

Login with the user "ftadmin". It's credentials are

Username: ftadmin
Password: ftadmin
  • Change the password when logging in first time

Mail/SMTP-Relay configuration​

  • Go to "Organisation" β†’ Mail and configure the following

    • Modern Authentication via Office. Here is how you setup Modern Authenticaiton in DOMOS.
    • SMTP-Relay Server
    • Port
    • Username [OPTIONAL]
    • Password [OPTIONAL]
    • Name and mail address of the standard sender
  • Use the "SMTP Test" Button to test your basic configuration


For the further course of the installation, the SMTP configuration must work correctly. The following users will already receive their access data by mail.

SMTP Relay configuration

Import license​


If your license is a abo license, you can skip these steps as the license will be installed automatically.

Go to the tab "License" and import the license you received from us or your reseller. This should be a file with the extension .xml. Choose the file from your system and click on "Upload". After successfully importing your license, you can verify your features, as well as you software subscription.


To be able to guarantee a good experience for Qiata, the license must not have expired and must be set to "Yes" for the values Well Formed, Signed and Applicable, respectively.

Enter License

Configure Properties​

Now go to "Properties" and start configuring the basic settings for your Qiata.

  • Set a "Company FQDN" (e.g
  • Choose a "Default Language"
  • Set a mail address for the Primary Company Administrator (the PCA will receive it's credentials by Mail)
  • All other settings are optional. You may change these.
  • Click on "Update"

You will receive an email with password details for the PCA you entered. From here you can start creating new Groups, User and much more. We recommend looking into the more specific Qiata documentation for enhanced informations.