A.1 Installing the SGD Client

The SGD Client is usually installed automatically when you connect to an SGD server using a browser with Java technology enabled. Follow these instructions only if you want to install the SGD Client manually.

For a manual installation of the SGD Client the following default locations are used. On platforms other than Mac OS X, you can choose a different installation directory when you install the software.

  • Microsoft Windows platforms: C:\Program Files\Oracle\Secure Global Desktop Client\clients

    A shortcut for the SGD Client is added to the Windows Start Menu.

  • UNIX and Linux platforms: $HOME/Oracle Secure Global Desktop/clients

  • Mac OS X platforms: /Applications/Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client

A.1.1 How to Install the SGD Client Manually on Microsoft Windows Platforms

  1. In a browser, go to an SGD web server.

    For example, https://server.example.com.

    The SGD web server Welcome page is displayed, as shown in Figure A.1, “SGD Web Server Welcome Page” .

    Figure A.1 SGD Web Server Welcome Page


  2. (Optional) Select your preferred language.

    Select a language from the language list.

    The Welcome page is displayed in the selected language.

  3. Click Install the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client.

    The Oracle Secure Global Desktop page is displayed.

  4. Download the SGD Client installation program.

    Click Download the Secure Global Desktop Client for Microsoft Windows.

    Save the installation program to a temporary directory on the client computer.

    The SGD Client installation program is sgdcwin-lang.msi, where lang is the selected language.

  5. Change to the temporary directory and install the SGD Client.

    Double-click sgdcwin-lang.msi and follow the instructions on the screen.

A.1.2 How to Install the SGD Client Manually on Oracle Solaris and Linux Platforms

  1. In a browser, go to an SGD web server.

    For example, https://server.example.com

    The SGD web server Welcome page is displayed, as shown in Figure A.1, “SGD Web Server Welcome Page” .

  2. (Optional) Select your preferred language.

    Click a language from the language list.

    The Welcome page is displayed in the selected language.

  3. Click Install the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client.

    The Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client page is displayed.

  4. Download the SGD Client tar file.

    Click Download the Secure Global Desktop Client for platform, where platform is the operating system for your computer platform.

    Save the tar file to a temporary directory on your computer.

    Tar file names indicate a platform, as follows:

    • sgdci3so.tar for Oracle Solaris on x86 platforms

    • sgdcspso.tar for Oracle Solaris on SPARC technology platforms

    • sgdci3li.tar for Linux platforms

  5. Change to the temporary directory and extract the tar file.

    $ cd /tempdir
    $ tar xvf tarfile
    
  6. Install the SGD Client.

    $ sh sgdc/install
    

    Follow the instructions on the screen.

A.1.3 How to Install the SGD Client Manually on Mac OS X Platforms

  1. In a browser, go to an SGD web server.

    For example, https://server.example.com

    The SGD web server Welcome page is displayed, as shown in Figure A.1, “SGD Web Server Welcome Page” .

  2. (Optional) Select your preferred language.

    Click a language from the language list.

    The Welcome page is displayed in the selected language.

  3. Click Install the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client.

    The Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client page is displayed.

  4. Download the SGD Client installation program.

    Click Download the Secure Global Desktop Client for Mac OS X.

    Save the installation program to a temporary directory on the Mac.

    The SGD Client installation program is OracleSecureGlobalDesktopClient.dmg.

  5. Change to the temporary directory and install the SGD Client.

    Double-click OracleSecureGlobalDesktopClient.dmg to open the installer disk image.

    In the window that appears, double-click the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client.pkg package to install the SGD Client.

    Follow the instructions on the screen.