Configuring SSL-VPN Bookmarks that will open the users' folder directly when they login using their
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Configuring SSL-VPN Bookmarks that will open the users' folder directly when they login using their own ID.
The SonicWall SSL-VPN File Shares Applet is a Java application that requires Java 1.3.1 and newer, and the JRE Version 5.0 Update 10 or newer is recommended. To download the latest Java and JRE versions, visit http://www.java.com. Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 1.5 or newer, Opera 8 or newer, and Safari RSS are recommend Web browsers of optimal performance of the Java File Shares feature.
Note: SSL-VPN appliances will not have the Applet active by default. The administrator must enable the File Shares Applet for it to launch.
To enable the File Shares Applet, perform the following steps.
Step 1 Navigate to Portal > Portal Layouts.
Step 2 To configure the File Shares Applet for an existing portal layout, click the configure button next to the portal. To add a new portal layout that uses the File Shares Applet, click the Add Portal Layout button.
Step 3 Click the Home Page tab. Click the Display File Shares checkbox, and then check the Use Applet as Default box to enable the File Shares Applet.
Step 4 Click OK
Setting up Bookmarks
Note: Bookmarks can be set up for folders and for files. A file bookmark will not launch the Applet, but instead will download and launch the file directly. Bookmarks must be enabled by the administrator.
To set up bookmarks from the Virtual Office Portal, perform the following steps.
Step 1 Open a Web browser and log into the SSL-VPN Virtual Office interface. Type in your user name in the User Name field and your password in the Password field, and then select the appropriate domain from the Domain pull-down. Click Login.
Step 2 Click the Add Bookmark button in the portal page.
Step 3 In the Edit Bookmark window, type a friendly name for the bookmark in the Bookmark Name field, type the bookmark name or IP address in the Name or IP Address field. Make sure to end the name of the address with a /.
Bookmark Name: test
Name or IP address: \ServernameSharename%USERNAME%
Service: File Share (CIFS/SMB)
Alert! username variable is case-sensitive and must be in caps.
Step 4 In the service pull down menu, select the File Shares option.
Step 5 Check the Use File Shares Java Applet box to enable the File Shares Applet for this bookmark. Leaving this box unchecked means the portal will launch the original HTML browser when the bookmark is selected
Step 6 Click Add. The bookmark is added to the Virtual Office portal. Clicking on the bookmark accesses the selected folder or file.
Tip! Bookmark serve as useful shortcuts to quickly access different network locations. Bookmarks can also be set up from the File Shares Browser, either by clicking the Bookmark button, or using the bookmark option from the right-click menu.