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Oracle Secure Global Desktop Installation Guide for Version 4.6

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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

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.

How to Log In to SGD

Before You Begin

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 Plugin tool and Java technology must be enabled. If you are using Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista platforms, you must also add the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the SGD server to the list of Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer’s Security Settings.

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

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

  1. Using a browser, go to http://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 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 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 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 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 SGD Client Task Bar Icon.


    Figure 3-5 SGD Client Task Bar Icon
    SGD Client Task Bar Icon