3.1. Logging In to SGD

SGD supports several mechanisms for authenticating users. By default, any user with an account on the SGD host can log in to SGD using their UNIX or Linux system user name and password.

3.1.1. How to Log In to SGD

To use SGD, you need the SGD Client and a supported browser. Usually the SGD Client is installed automatically when you log in. To perform an automatic installation, the browser must have a supported Java Plug-in software and Java technology must be enabled.

If your browser does not have Java technology, you must manually install the SGD Client and then connect to SGD.

To use SGD with a browser, the browser must have the JavaScript programming language enabled.

If the SGD server uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate signed by an unsupported Certificate Authority (CA), you may see security warning messages when you log in to SGD. See the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Administration Guide for Release 4.7 for information about security warnings and how to avoid them.

  1. Using a browser, go to https://server.example.com where server.example.com is the name of an SGD server.

    The SGD web server Welcome Page is displayed, as shown in Figure 3.1, “The SGD Web Server Welcome Page”.

    Figure 3.1. The SGD Web Server Welcome Page

    Screen capture of the SGD web server Welcome Page

  2. (Optional) Select your preferred language.

    Select a language from the list near the top of the Welcome page.

    The Welcome Page is displayed in the selected language.

  3. Click Login.

    The SGD Login Page is displayed, as shown in Figure 3.2, “The SGD Login Page”.

  4. Log in.

    When you install SGD, SGD creates a default SGD Administrator with the user name “Administrator”. This user authenticates using the password of the UNIX or Linux system root user on the host.

    Type Administrator for the Username and the superuser (root) password for the Password.

    Figure 3.2. The SGD Login Page

    Screen capture of the SGD Login Page

    If a Java technology security message is displayed, click Run to install the SGD Client.

    The Untrusted Initial Connection message is displayed. See Figure 3.3, “An Untrusted Initial Connection message”.

    Figure 3.3. An Untrusted Initial Connection message

    Screen capture of an Untrusted Initial Connection message

  5. Check the Untrusted Initial Connection message.

    The Untrusted Initial Connection message is a security measure to ensure the SGD Client only connects to trusted hosts. The message gives you the opportunity to check the host name and server certificate details before agreeing to the connection. The message is displayed only once for each SGD server to which you connect.

    Check that the host details are correct. If they are, click Yes. If they are not, click No.

    The webtop for the Administrator user is displayed, as shown in Figure 3.4, “The Administrator User's Webtop”.

    Figure 3.4. The Administrator User's Webtop

    Screen capture of the Administrator user's webtop

    The SGD Client icon is displayed in the Task bar. See Figure 3.5, “SGD Client Task Bar Icon”.

    Figure 3.5. SGD Client Task Bar Icon

    SGD Client Task Bar Icon