Changes to these options impact your particular installation of Broadsign Administrator. In other words, changing these options affect your local application.

Any user on your domain that logs into Broadsign Administrator on your machine, will inherit your options. Once they return to their own machine, they return to their local options.

To access the options, go to: User Menu > Change Options.

Changing the options


In the Connections section of the options, you will find the following:

The connections tab of the application options

    • Timeout Period: Configure the timeout period for your application. You can choose to have the Administrator display a warning before disconnecting. Alternately, you can set up your application without a timeout period.
    • Certificates: Specify the path to your SSL certificates.
    • Server Port: Specify the TCP/IP port on which your Broadsign Edge Server is listening. See Broadsign Edge Server.


In the Proxy section of the options, you will find the following:

The proxy tab of the application options

    • Proxy Type
    • Hostname
    • Port
    • Username
    • Password


The options in the Default section impact the process of importing ad copies.

The defaults tab of the application options

    • Transfer Dialog: Configure the transfer manager to appear automatically when uploading content. See Ad Copies – Overview.Also, you can enable the application to display a prompt if you are reaching your domain quota. See Domain Quota.

The transfer manager

    • Automatic Criteria Assignment: Choose to have the Broadsign Administrator ask if you would like to assign criteria each time you create a new ad copy. Alternately, you can have the application assign criteria automatically. See Criteria and Conditions.


The Campaigns and Events tab allows you to configure automatic options for campaigns. Also, you can configure the Add Campaign Wizard.

As campaigns are central to the Broadsign suite of products, we have a separate page for campaign options. See Campaigns – Options.


To function efficiently, the Broadsign Administrator caches resources, e.g., ad copies. You can configure the default cache settings.

The cache tab of the application options

    • Content cache: When you preview ad copies, the Administrator downloads the files and keeps them in a cache on your hard disk. Here, you can control the maximum size of this cache. When the cache reaches its limit, Broadsign automatically removes the least-frequently used files.
    • In memory cache options: Specify how many resources, e.g., ad copies, display units, can be kept in memory at a time. Increasing this limit will provide faster access to resources at the expense of using more memory. Decreasing this limit will reduce memory uasage at the expense of slowing down access to resources. When the cache reaches its limit, Broadsign swaps resources out of memory and stores them on disk.
    • Resource cache: If the Administrator fetches resources from the Broadsign Server, it caches them in a local database to increase performance. You can clear this cache by clicking the Clear button.


Similar to the Campaigns & Events tab, in the Orders tab you can configure the Add Order Wizard Options.

The orders tab of the application options