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.
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.
The SGD web server Welcome Page is displayed, as shown in The SGD Web Server Welcome Page.
Select a language from the list near the top of the Welcome page.
The Welcome Page is displayed in the selected language.
The SGD Login Page is displayed, as shown in The SGD Login Page.
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.
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.
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.
The SGD Client icon is displayed in the Task bar. See SGD Client Task Bar Icon.