1.5 Changing Your Settings

You can configure the following settings by clicking on the Edit button in the Applications area:

  • Client settings

  • Application groups

  • Password preferences

1.5.1 Client Settings

Each time the SGD Client starts it uses a profile. A profile is a group of configuration settings that control the SGD Client. The settings in a profile define the following:

  • How the SGD Client connects to an SGD server. For example, the URL to connect to and the proxy server to use.

  • How the SGD Client behaves. For example, if it loses a connection to an SGD server.

You have one profile for each SGD server you connect to.

The available client settings are described in Appendix C, Profile Settings.

1.5.1.1 Editing Profiles

You can only edit profiles if your SGD Administrator has configured SGD to let you do this.

You can only edit profiles from a workspace. On your workspace, click the Edit button in the Applications area of the workspace, and then click the Client Settings tab.

You can only edit your own profiles, and you can only edit the profile for the SGD server you are currently connected to.

When you first edit a profile, the settings are the ones that your SGD Administrator has configured for you.

To restore a profile to the system default settings, click the Reset button.

Note

You must log out of SGD and log in again for changes to your profile to take effect.

1.5.2 Application Groups

Only an SGD Administrator can add an application to, or remove an application from, the list of applications that you can run. However, you can choose how and when those applications display on your workspace. You do this by creating groups.

Groups are useful for grouping similar applications together or for hiding applications you do not use very often. How you use groups is up to you.

1.5.2.1 How To Create a Group

  1. On the workspace, click the Edit button.

  2. Click the Edit Groups tab.

  3. Click the Add New Group button.

    Enter a name for the group.

    For Choose Your Content, select the check boxes for the applications and documents you want to include in the group.

  4. Set the display options for the group.

    To hide the applications and the group so that they do not display on your workspace, you deselect the check box next to I Want to See This Group on My Workspace When I Log In.

    To hide the contents of the group so that only the group name is displayed when you first log in, you deselect the check box next to I Want to See the Contents of This Group When I Log in.

    Figure 1.17 Creating a New Group Using the Edit Groups Tab

    Creating a New Group Using the Edit Groups Tab

  5. Click the Save Group button.

  6. Click the Update button.

    The names of the workspace groups you create are displayed on the workspace.

    Figure 1.18 Group Displayed on a Workspace, Showing Group Contents

    Group Content Displayed on a Workspace

    A separator line to show you which applications are in the group is also displayed.

  7. Click the triangle to hide and show the applications in the group.

    Figure 1.19 Group Displayed on a Workspace, Hiding Group Contents

    Group Names Displayed on a Workspace

    You can add as many groups as you like. You can change or delete a group whenever you like. After making a change you must click Update.

1.5.3 Password Preferences

Password preferences control whether SGD saves and remembers the user names and passwords that you enter when you log in to SGD, or start an application.

Usually, SGD remembers all your passwords. This means that you may only be prompted for a password the first time that you start an application. After that, you do not have to enter a password when you start the application.

A message about your current Password Preferences setting is shown on the workspace when you log in to SGD.

If you want to change your preferences for saving passwords, do one of the following:

  • Click on the link in the Password Preferences message on the workspace.

  • On your workspace, click the Edit button in the Applications area of the workspace, and then click the Password Preferences tab.

The following settings are available on the Password Preferences tab.

Setting

Description

Always Cache Passwords

SGD saves all of your passwords on disk.

Cache Passwords for Session Only

Passwords are saved during your session, from when you log in to SGD until when you log out of SGD.

If you choose this setting, you may be prompted to enter your password the first time that you start an application during a session.

Never Cache Passwords

SGD does not save any of your passwords.

If you choose this setting, you may be prompted to enter your password every time that you start an application.

Depending on how your Administrator has configured SGD, some of these Password Preferences settings may not be available.