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How to set EPG Tarpit Manager Permissions

This article applies to the following products:

     Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard 2019
     Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard 2016
     Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard 2013



This article outlines the steps needed to adjust permissions for EPG Tarpit management.  Management is controlled by security groups setup in IIS.



Administrator cannot release a user from the Tarpit.  The ‘blocked’ checkbox it is greyed-out (disabled) and cannot be unchecked.








In order to resolve the issue, the Tarpit manager must be part of a group that has permissions assigned in IIS manager.




  1. Identify the server where the Messageware EPG Web Management was is installed
  2. Open IIS Manager
  3. Navigate to EPG-Tarpit
  4. Open Application Settings
  5. Select TarpitAdmin and Edit (right pane)
  6. Add the appropriate Security Group (only one group can be selected)


Messageware EPG will apply the change automatically within 5 minutes






Open IIS Manager, Navigate to EPG-Tarpit









Open Application Settings


Update the TarpitAdmin setting to add the appropriate User/Group