A.2 Starting the SGD Client

On UNIX and Linux platforms, you start the SGD Client manually with the ttatcc command.

On Mac OS X platforms, you click the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client application icon.

On Microsoft Windows platforms, you click Start, All Programs, Oracle Secure Global Desktop, Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client to start the SGD Client manually.

A.2.1 How to Configure the SGD Client

The first time you start the SGD Client, it asks for the following information:

  • The URL of the SGD server to which it connects. This is usually https://server.example.com/sgd, where server.example.com is the name of an SGD server.

  • The proxy settings to use. The settings can be determined from your default browser, requiring Java technology, or you can enter them.

  1. Start the SGD Client for the first time.

    • On UNIX and Linux platforms:

      sh 
      $ cd $HOME/Oracle Secure Global Desktop/clients/arch/version
      $ ./ttatcc
      

      where arch is the client architecture and version is the SGD Client version.

    • On Mac OS X platforms:

      Go to the $HOME/applications/Oracle Secure Global Desktop/version folder, where version is the SGD Client version.

      Click the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client application icon.

    • On Microsoft Windows platforms:

      Click Start, All Programs, Oracle Secure Global Desktop, Oracle Secure Global Desktop Client.

    The Client Connection Settings dialog box is shown. See Figure A.2, “Client Connection Settings Dialog Box”.

    Figure A.2 Client Connection Settings Dialog Box

    Configuring the Client Settings

    Note

    On Microsoft Windows platforms, the Client Connection Settings dialog box is shown every time that you start the SGD Client using the link in the Start Menu. On all other platforms, the dialog box is only shown the first time that you start the SGD Client. For these platforms, use the -prompt command option if you need to redisplay the Client Connection Settings dialog box.

  2. Enter the URL for the SGD server.

    Always use the fully qualified domain name, such as https://server.example.com. Do not use short names, such as server or server.example.

  3. Select a Proxy Settings option.

    If you select the Use HTTP Proxy Server option, enter the proxy server host name and port in the fields provided.

  4. Click the Connect button to connect to the SGD server.

    Your default browser is loaded and the SGD Login dialog is displayed.

  5. Log in to SGD.

    Enter your SGD user name and password at the SGD Login dialog. Click the Login button to log in to SGD.

  6. Log out of SGD.

    Click the Logout button on the SGD workspace menu bar.

    The Client Connection settings you have entered are used by the SGD Client for any subsequent connections to this SGD server.