Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Adding Graphical Terminal Shortcuts to Server Farms

This section describes how to configure a graphical terminal shortcut to a Citrix server farm. For information about configuring graphical terminal shortcuts to individual Citrix or Windows Terminal Services hosts, see Adding Graphical Terminal Shortcuts to Individual Hosts.

To add a graphical terminal shortcut to a server farm

  1. In the AMC, navigate to User Access > WorkPlace.

  2. Click on the Shortcuts tab.

  3. Click the + (New) icon.

  4. Select Graphical terminal shortcut from the dropdown list. The Add Graphical Terminal Shortcut page displays.

  5. In the Position field, specify the shortcut’s position in the list.

  6. In the Resource drop-down menu, select the resource to which this shortcut will be linked. This list contains the available defined resources. (URL and Network share resources do not appear because they cannot have graphical terminal shortcuts associated with them.)

  7. In the Link text field, type the hyperlink text that users will click to access the graphical terminal resource.

  8. Enter the hyperlink that users will click to access the resource and (optionally) a description of the link that will appear next to it. These entries can include variables:

    1. In the Link text field, type the text for the hyperlink users will see.

    2. In the Description field, type a descriptive comment about the shortcut. Although optional, a description helps users understand what the resource is. You can, for example, use a variable to be specific about the user’s identity. Here’s a sample entry for Description, followed by the explanatory text the user (in this case LGeorge) sees in WorkPlace:

      {Session.userName}’s user directory —> LGeorge’s user directory

      In WorkPlace you can set up groups to organize resources for your users, or have shortcuts appear singly. In the Shortcut group area, add your new shortcut to a new or existing group, or have it appear on its own in WorkPlace by adding it to the Standalone shortcuts group. (The order in which shortcuts appear can be changed on the Configure WorkPlace Layout page; see Creating or Editing a WorkPlace Layoutfor more information.)

  9. Click Finish to save the shortcut with the current settings, or click Next to display additional configuration settings. The Advanced tab of the Add Graphical Terminal Shortcut page displays.

  10. If necessary, you can specify a different Port for sending ICA traffic between the Citrix client and WorkPlace. The default port is 1494.

  11. Under Single sign-on, specify how you want user credentials forwarded to the host. Forwarding user credentials prevents the user from needing to log in multiple times (once to get to the appliance, and again to access the host).

    • Click None to disable single sign-on and instead prompt the user for credentials.

    • Click Forward user’s session credentials to pass the username and password used for authentication in WorkPlace along to the host.

    • Click Forward static credentials to forward the same username and password for all users. Type the static Username, Password, and Domain to be forwarded for all users.

  12. Select the Enable SSO to Citrix applications checkbox to forward the user’s WorkPlace login credentials to all published applications that are hosted on the Citrix server farm. Enabling single sign-on to Citrix applications provides more convenience for the user; however, it can potentially compromise security, as users’ passwords are temporarily stored in cleartext on the client computer.
  13. Specify Display properties:

    • In the Screen resolution list, select the appropriate resolution for the application. The default setting is 1024 x 768 pixels.

    • In the Color depth list, select the color depth. The default setting is 16-bit.

      Higher color depth settings can affect download speed.

  14. Click Save.

Enabling single sign-on for shortcuts to Citrix hosts causes users’ authentication credentials to be forwarded to the client, which can potentially compromise security.

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