7.5. How to Configure Kiosk Mode

As part of the initial configuration of the Sun Ray Software, you are given the opportunity to initially configure kiosk mode. The initial kiosk mode configuration consists of configuring the kiosk user accounts.

If you don't initially configure kiosk mode, you can always use the utconfig -k command to configure it later. You can also perform additional kiosk mode account management tasks by using the kioskuseradm command.

You can use the Admin GUI to configure kiosk mode. On the Kiosk Mode tab, accessed from the Advanced tab, you can choose a predefined session type. You can also specify other general properties that control kiosk mode behavior, such as Timeout, Maximum CPU Usage, and Maximum VM Size.

Some session types allow additional kiosk applications to be launched. Not all session types support this ability. For example, a kiosk full-screen web browser session does not need to have this capability. The applications table on the Kiosk Mode tab page is displayed or hidden depending on what session type is selected.

You can add a new kiosk application by clicking the New button in the applications table and specify it using either a predefined application descriptor file or by specifying the path to an executable or an application descriptor on the server. All predefined application descriptors are located in the /etc/opt/SUNWkio/applications directory.

For a detailed explanation of kiosk mode functionality, see the kiosk man page.


Kiosk mode is an optional component that might require additional installation steps. Ensure that kiosk mode has been configured with the utconfig command and that at least one session descriptor has been installed on the Sun Ray server.

To configure the pre-defined session types, the following procedures are provided: