SGD has the following administration tools:
Administration Console – Enables user and user session management, SGD server configuration, and the configuration of applications for SGD users
Profile Editor – Enables definition of settings for the SGD Client for the users in your organization
tarantella command – Enables control and configuration of SGD from the command line
The Administration Console and the Profile Editor are available on the webtop of SGD Administrators.
The Administration Console works best when you run it on the primary SGD server in the array.
To start the Administration Console, you click the link on the webtop.
If you want to run the Administration Console without displaying the webtop, you can run it from the following locations:
http://server.example.com and click the Launch the Secure Global Desktop Administration Console link
where server.example.com is the name of an SGD server.
If you run the Administration Console without displaying a webtop, you are prompted to log in as an SGD Administrator.
When you log in to the Administration Console, the Welcome screen is displayed, as shown in The Administration Console Welcome Screen.
The Welcome Screen contains links to information to help you get started. Click Continue to display the Administration Console. The Administration Console opens in Navigation View, as shown in The Administration Console in Navigation View.
Navigation View is the “top-level” view that enables you to access the tabs for managing the different areas of SGD. The following table summarizes the tabs available in Navigation View and what they are used for.
SGD is built on the following principles of directory services:
Users, applications, and application servers are represented by objects in a directory. The objects are organized into an organizational hierarchy representing your organization.
Different types of object have different configuration settings, known as attributes.
The relationships between objects are important and have meanings.
Each object is identified using a unique name.
SGD includes a number of different object types. When you select an object to work with, the Administration Console changes to Object View. The Administration Console provides links to enable you to switch between Object View and Navigation View, and also an Object History that enables you to switch between the objects you have recently worked with, as shown in The Administration Console Navigation Links.
Caution - When using the Administration Console, do not use the browser’s Back button. Instead, use the navigation links to move between pages in the Administration Console.
The User Profiles, Applications, and Application Servers tabs are divided into two sections. On the left is the navigation tree and on the right is the content area, as shown in The Navigation Tree and Content Area. The navigation tree only shows the container objects that are used to structure your organizational hierarchy. As you browse and select objects in the navigation tree, the content area displays a list of objects contained in the selected object.
Several of the tabs and screens in the Administration Console have a search field. The search is case insensitive and accepts only the * wildcard character. The search results are displayed in a table and are limited to a maximum of 150 hits.
Most tabs in the Administration Console present information in tables. Often the information in a table cell is a link that can be clicked to display further information.
The tarantella command is a script installed in the install-dir/bin directory. By default, install-dir is /opt/tarantella. As this script is not on the standard PATH, you must use the full path each time you run the command, or change to /opt/tarantella/bin before running the command. Alternatively, do the following:
Add /opt/tarantella/bin to the PATH, for example:
PATH=$PATH:/opt/tarantella/bin; export PATH
Create an alias, for example:
The tarantella command is actually a family of commands, each of which can have its own set of subcommands. You always run the subcommands through the tarantella command, for example:
# tarantella license list
Help is available for every command by using the --help command-line argument.
Many commands are designed so that you can build scripts around them.
The following restrictions apply as to which users can use particular tarantella commands:
Commands that control the SGD server and SGD web server can be run only by superuser (root)
Commands for creating and managing arrays of SGD servers can be run only by SGD Administrators
All other commands can be run by any user in the ttaserv group
Use the usermod -G command to make a user a member of the ttaserv group. The ttaserv group does not have to be the user’s primary or effective group.