During installation, you will be prompted to enter an email address and to set your password. The email address will be used to send you a new password in case you lose or forget it. The password is used to access not only the Windows user interface, but to log in to the web interface.Auto-run
By default, Verity will run automatically on startup and will start monitoring user activity for all users. To change this, access the Options from the Windows user interface. On this dialog you can choose whether you want to run Verity when any user logs on or only when certain users log on. If you select the latter, you must check the box to make Verity run when the current user logs on.Data Storage
If you would like to choose where the collected data is stored (on a separate drive for instance), you can also change this from the Options in the Windows user interface. Furthermore, you can select how long to keep logged data. The default is 7 days or you can enter 0 to keep all data indefinitely. Keep in mind that if you choose not to automatically delete data, your disk may fill up if you don't manually go to the directory and delete the old data yourself.Monitoring Options
From the Options dialog, the Parental Controls Webpage can be launched to configure the monitoring options. These will apply to all users that Verity is set to monitor. You can select which features you want to enable (what you want to monitor) and how much time you want between entries and screenshots. You can also choose whether you want to capture only the active window or the entire desktop.Prohibited Activities
The Parental Controls Webpage is also where you set up which programs and websites you want to prohibit. To prohibit a program, enter it's executable (program.exe) in the prohibited programs box. Multiple programs should be separated by commas. To find the executable for a program, right-click on its shortcut and select "Properties". The executable can be found in the "Target:" field.
To prohibit a website, enter the base URL of the website in the prohibited websites box. For instance, if you want to prohibit "http://www.youtube.com", simply enter "youtube.com". Similarly, any website with a base URL that contains a phrase entered in this box will be prohibited. For example, if you enter the phrase "xxx" in the prohibited websites box, any website that has "xxx" in it's base URL will be flagged as prohibited. Multiple entries should be separated by commas.
To enable logging of prohibited activities, logging of the corresponding feature must be enabled at the time the prohibited activity takes place. Otherwise, no log entry will be saved of the prohibited activity and no popup warning will be displayed.
To actually block prohibited programs and websites, you must select the "Auto-close prohibited programs" checkbox. This will cause Verity to automatically close any program with a prohibited executable or browser displaying a prohibited website.