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Enabling email notifications

You can configure a connection to your SMTP server so that Cloud Pak for Data can send email to users.

About this task

To send emails to users, one of the following services must be installed:
  • Watson™ Studio
  • Watson Knowledge Catalog
If neither service is installed, the SMTP configuration is not used.

Procedure

To enable Cloud Pak for Data to send email:

  1. Log in to the web client as an administrator.
  2. From the menu, select Administer > Configure platform.
  3. On the SMTP settings page, specify the following information:
    • Your SMTP mail server address.
    • The port number of your SMTP server.
      Important: If you specify a secure port, you must select Use TLS connection so that Cloud Pak for Data can communicate with your SMTP server.
    • Specify the appropriate SMTP credentials for your environment:
      Method of sending communications SMTP server requires authentication SMTP server does not require authentication
      My SMTP server uses a mailer daemon to send communications You must specify the following fields:
      • SMTP username
      • SMTP password
      You don't need to specify any fields.

      However, if you want to override the mailer daemon, you can specify a From account.

      My SMTP server uses a default account to send communications You must specify the following fields:
      • SMTP username
      • SMTP password
      • From account
      You must specify the following fields:
      • From account
  4. Click Save. If your SMTP configuration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.
    • If you specified a From account when you configured the connection to your SMTP server, the confirmation email is sent to the account specified in the From account field.
    • If you did not specify a From account when you configured a connection to your SMTP server, the confirmation email is sent to the account specified in the SMTP username field.

Results

Depending on your configuration, notification emails are sent from one of the following accounts:
  • If you specified a From account when you configured the connection to your SMTP server, notifications are sent from the account specified in the From account field.
  • If you did not specify a From account when you configured a connection to your SMTP server, notifications are sent from the mailer daemon.