1.2 Changes in Release 5.1

This section describes the changes for the SGD 5.1 release.

1.2.1 Retirement of rpm Command for Installation on Linux Platforms

The rpm command is no longer used to install the main SGD software component on Linux platforms.

To install SGD on Linux platforms, Administrators should use the yum command as follows:

# yum install --nogpgcheck tta-version.i386.rpm

Using yum means that all package dependencies are resolved automatically.

See Installing the Main SGD Component in the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Installation Guide.

1.2.2 Retirement of Webtop Terminology

From this release, the term webtop is no longer used. The webtop is now called the workspace.

A workspace is the term used to describe a user's applications, documents, and desktops. The workspace term is now used in the SGD software and documentation.

See the Glossary appendix in the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Administration Guide for definitions of the new terms used in SGD.

1.2.3 Changes to Supported LDAP Directories

This release introduces support for Oracle Unified Directory as an LDAP directory server.

See Section 2.1.4.2, “Supported LDAP Directories” for the supported versions of Oracle Unified Directory.

1.2.4 Performance Improvements for Large SGD Datastores

Performance improvements have been made for when large numbers of SGD objects are stored in the local repository. For example, in deployments where there are large numbers of user profile and application objects.

Start up times for such deployments have been improved. A new command, tarantella array synchronize has been introduced to enable Administrators to manage array synchronisation.

1.2.5 Changes for the Tablet Certificate Profile Script

As part of the introduction of support for Android tablets, changes have been made for the script used to generate certificate configuration profiles. The configuration profiles are used for secure connections to iOS tablet devices when using untrusted certificates.

  • The script name has changed from ios_profile_create.sh to mobile_profile_create.sh.

  • The script has been extended to handle the required certificate configuration for connections to Android devices.

    Android devices do not use configuration profiles, instead they use .crt certificate files. The script generates the required .crt certificate files automatically and installs them on the SGD host.

Secure Connections to Tablet Devices Using Untrusted Certificates in the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Administration Guide describes the required configuration when using untrusted certificates.

1.2.6 Using Forced Authentication on the Tablet Workspace

Forced authentication is when SGD prompts you for a user name and password before starting an application.

To enable support for using forced authentication on all tablet platforms, a new Forced Authentication icon has been added to the tablet workspace. Tapping this icon before starting an application displays the Application Authentication dialog.

See Using Forced Authentication on the Tablet Workspace in the Oracle Secure Global Desktop User Guide.