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Oracle Secure Global Desktop Installation Guide for Version 4.6

Document Information

Preface

1.  Installing SGD

2.  Upgrading SGD

3.  Getting Started With SGD

Logging In to SGD

How to Log In to SGD

Using the Webtop

Running Applications

Changing Your Settings

Logging Out

SGD Administration Tools

The Administration Console

Starting the Administration Console

Using the Administration Console

The tarantella Command

Creating Users

Creating User Profiles and SGD Administrators

How to Create a User Profile

How to Add an SGD Administrator

Adding Applications to Webtops

Creating and Assigning an Application Object

How to Create an Application Server Object

How to Create an Application Object

How to Assign an Application Object

Managing SGD

Arrays

Monitoring Users

User Sessions

Application Sessions

How to Shadow a User's Application Session

Controlling SGD

Controlling the SGD Enhancement Module

Controlling the SGD Enhancement Module for Microsoft Windows

Controlling the SGD Enhancement Module for UNIX and Linux Platforms

SGD Network Architecture

Client Devices

SGD Servers

Application Servers

Next Steps

What You Need to Tell Users

Where to Get More Help

4.  Removing SGD

Adding Applications to Webtops

This section describes how to use the Administration Console to create an application object that can be displayed through SGD, and how to make a link for starting the application appear on a user’s webtop.

In the Administration Console, the Applications tab is where you configure the applications that users can run through SGD. See The Applications Tab. The Application Servers tab is where you configure the application servers that run the applications. See The Application Servers Tab.

Figure 3-21 The Applications Tab
Screen capture of the Applications tab

Application objects are always contained in the Applications organization (o=applications on the command line). Application server objects are always contained in the Application Servers organization (o=appservers on the command line).

You can use Directory (organizational unit) objects to subdivide these organizations. For example, you might want to use a Directory object to contain the applications used by a particular department. You can also arrange applications and application servers into Groups.

In SGD, there are links or relationships between user profiles, applications, and application servers. The Administration Console calls these links assignments. Each relationship is managed from an assignment tab. For example, user profile objects have an Assigned Applications tab that shows all the application objects that are assigned to the user. These are the applications that display on a user’s webtop. Similarly, application objects have a Hosting Application Servers tab that shows the application servers that can run the application.


Tip - You can configure SGD to use searches of an LDAP directory to assign applications to users. This is called Directory Services Integration (DSI). The Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.6 Administration Guide has details of how to configure DSI.


Creating and Assigning an Application Object

Creating and assigning an application object involves the following steps:

  1. Create an application server object.

    In this step, you specify the name and location of the application server that runs the application.

    See How to Create an Application Server Object.

  2. Create an application object.

    In this step, you specify the command that runs when users start the application and how the application is presented.

    See How to Create an Application Object.

  3. Assign the application object.

    In this step, you assign the application server object to the application object, so that SGD knows where to run the application. Then you assign the application object to an object on the user profiles tab, so that SGD puts a link for the application on a user’s webtop.

    See How to Assign an Application Object.

Only SGD Administrators can create objects and assign them.

The following procedures describe how to create and assign a Windows application object. The principles are the same for other application types.

On the command line, you can also perform all these steps with the tarantella object family of commands.

How to Create an Application Server Object

  1. In the Administration Console, click the Application Servers tab.
    Figure 3-22 The Application Servers Tab
    Screen capture of the Application Servers tab
  2. Create the application server object.

    Create the application server object directly in the Application Servers organization, as shown in The Application Servers Tab. You can move it to a different location later if needed.

    1. In the content area, click New.

      The Create a New Object window is displayed.

    2. In the Name field, type the name of the application server.

      For example, rome.

    3. Ensure the Application Server option is selected and click Create.

      The Create a New Object window closes and the content area is updated with the new object. See A Newly-Created Application Server Object.


      Figure 3-23 A Newly-Created Application Server Object
      Screen capture of a newly-created application server object
  3. Click the View New Object link.

    The General tab for the application server object is displayed in Object View, as shown in The General Tab for an Application Server Object.

  4. Configure the application server object.
    1. In the Address field, type the fully-qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name of the application server.

      For example, rome.example.com.

    2. Ensure that the Application Start check box is selected.

      This tells SGD that the application server is available to run applications.

    3. In the Domain Name field, type the name of the Microsoft Windows domain.

      For example, rome.

      This attribute is used in the authentication process when users run the application.


      Figure 3-24 The General Tab for an Application Server Object
      Screen capture of the General tab for an application server object
    4. Click Save.

How to Create an Application Object

The following procedure is an example of how to create a Windows application object.

  1. In the Administration Console, click the Applications tab.
    Figure 3-25 The Applications Tab
    Screen capture of the Applications tab
  2. Create the application object.

    Create the application object directly in the Applications organization, as shown in The Applications Tab. You can move it to a different location later if needed.

    1. In the content area, click New.

      The Create a New Object window is displayed.

    2. In the Name field, type the name of the application.

      For example, Notepad.

      The name you type is used for the application link on the webtop.

    3. Ensure that the Windows Application option is selected and click Create.

      The Create a New Object window closes and the content area is updated with the new object, as shown in A Newly-Created Application Object.


      Figure 3-26 A Newly-Created Application Object
      Screen capture of a newly-created application object
  3. Click the View New Object link.

    The General tab for the application object is displayed in Object View.

  4. Configure the application.

    The configuration settings for a Windows application are described in more detail in the Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.6 Administration Guide. For this example, the default settings are sufficient, apart from the following configuration.

    1. Click the Launch tab.
    2. In the Application Command field, type the application command.

      For Windows desktop sessions, leave this field blank.

      To run a particular application, type the full path of the command that runs the application, for example, C:\Windows\notepad.exe.

      The application must be installed in the same location on all application servers.

    3. Ensure that the SGD Remote Desktop Client check box is selected.
      Figure 3-27 The Launch Tab
      Screen capture of the Launch tab
    4. Click Save.
  5. Click the Presentation tab.
    1. Configure the Window type.

      For a Windows desktop session, select the Kiosk setting from the list.

      For an individual application, select the Independent Window setting from the list. You can use the Window Size options to specify the size of the window.


      Figure 3-28 The Presentation Tab
      Screen capture of the Presentation tab
    2. Click Save.

How to Assign an Application Object

  1. In the Administration Console, click the Applications tab and select the application object.

    The General tab is displayed in Object View.

  2. Specify the application servers that can run the application.
    1. Click the Hosting Application Servers tab. See The Hosting Application Servers Tab.
      Figure 3-29 The Hosting Application Servers Tab
      Screen capture of the Hosting Application Servers tab
    2. In the Editable Assignments table, click Add.

      The Add Application Server Assignment window is displayed. See The Add Application Server Assignment Window.

    3. Locate the application server.

      Use the Search field to find the application server object, or browse the navigation tree.

    4. Select the check box next to the application server object and click Add

      If you select more than one application server object, SGD load balances between application servers.

      If you select a group object containing application server objects, you select all the application server objects in that group.


      Figure 3-30 The Add Application Server Assignment Window
      Screen capture of the Add Application Server Assignment window

      The Effective Application Servers table is updated with the selected application server object, as shown in Updated Hosting Application Servers Tab.


      Figure 3-31 Updated Hosting Application Servers Tab
      Screen capture of an updated Hosting Application Servers tab
  3. Specify the users that see the application on their webtop.
    1. Click the Assigned User Profiles Tab. See The Assigned User Profiles tab.
      Figure 3-32 The Assigned User Profiles tab
      Screen capture of the Assigned User Profiles tab
    2. In the Editable Assignments table, click Add.

      The Add User Assignment window is displayed, as shown in The Add User Assignment Window.

    3. Locate the user profile.

      Use the Search field to find the user profile, or browse the navigation tree.

      You can assign an application object to a user profile or directory object.

      If you assign an application object to a directory object, all the user profiles contained in that directory object automatically receive the application. This is called inheritance. Assigning an application object to directory objects is more efficient.

    4. Select the check box next to your user profile and click Add.
      Figure 3-33 The Add User Assignment Window
      Screen capture of the Add User Assignment window

      The Effective User Profiles table is updated with the selected users. See Updated Assigned User Profiles Tab.


      Figure 3-34 Updated Assigned User Profiles Tab
      Screen capture of an updated Assigned User Profiles tab
  4. Check that the application appears on your webtop.

    You might have to log out and log in using your UNIX or Linux system user name and password to see the application on your webtop.