Secure Global Desktop 4.40 Administration Guide > Applications, Documents, and Application Servers > Launching a Single Application or Full-Screen Desktop Session Without Displaying a Webtop
With SGD, you can launch a single application or full-screen desktop session without displaying webtop. You can do this either by using the Desktop Direct URL, using the SGD Client in Integrated mode, or with SGD web services.
Note If an application is not assigned to the user, whether directly or indirectly (by inheritance for example), they cannot launch the application.
The Desktop Direct URL allows users to log in and display a full-screen desktop without displaying a webtop.
To be able to use the Desktop Direct URL, the user must be assigned an application object called My Desktop (
This object is created automatically when SGD is installed.
By default, the object is configured to run the default desktop application available on the SGD host, for example the Sun Java Desktop System.
You can re-configure this object to run any application you want, but it works best with full-screen desktop applications. If users require different desktop applications,
you can create additional My Desktop objects as required. However, users must be assigned only one My Desktop application.
Note Users can be assigned any number of applications, but the Desktop Direct URL only gives users access to the My Desktop application.
The Desktop Direct URL is
http://server.example.com/sgd/mydesktop URL, where
the name of an SGD server. This URL displays the SGD Login page. Once the user has logged in, the desktop session displays.
The web browser can be closed.
Note There are no controls for suspending or resuming the desktop application. Users must log out of the desktop application as normal.
You can use the SGD Client in Integrated mode. Once a user has performed an initial log in, displayed a webtop, and configured Integrated mode, the application(s) they can run display in the desktop Start or Launch menu. The user does not have to display a webtop.
You can use SGD web services to develop your own "application launcher" to launch a single application from a URL. You can use this method to launch an application from a bookmark or a favorite. SGD provides an example application that shows what is possible with web services.
The URL for using the SGD example application is:
The URL has the following parameters:
||The name of the application object. This does not have to be a Federated Naming (TFN) name.|
||The user name to use to log in to SGD.|
||The password to use to log in to SGD.|
Note All of the parameters are optional.
For example, the following URL launches the Write-o-win application using the configuration for the application object defined in the SGD Administration Console.
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