Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Intranet Address Field

If enabled, the Intranet Address field appears along the bottom of the WorkPlace page, except on small form factor devices, and gives users an alternate method to access Web resources, Windows network resources, and terminal servers.

When you set up communities within a realm (for example, a community of employees and one of partners), you can give each one a unique appearance, using WorkPlace styles and layouts. The WorkPlace layout determines whether the Intranet Address box is displayed for a particular community. See Creating or Editing a WorkPlace Layout for more information.

Configuring the functionality of the Intranet Address field is a global configuration setting. Depending on the configuration, users can type URLs to reach Web resources if WorkPlace is running in translated mode, or they can type UNC paths to reach file system resources. (If WorkPlace is running in non-translated mode, users can type URLs directly in the Internet Explorer Address field.) This is especially useful if you have defined an entire DNS or Windows domain as a resource and want to give a group of users direct access to all the resources in that domain.

To access a Web resource or terminal server when WorkPlace is running in translated mode, the user types the URL in the Intranet Address field, and then clicks Go. If the user has appropriate access privileges, the resource then opens in a new browser window.

The Intranet Address field accepts a variety of user input for accessing Web resources and terminal servers. Here are some guidelines, as shown in the below table.

Intranet address input guidelines
ElementDescription
Resource addressA user can access a resource by typing a complete URL (domain and host name) or just a host name. For example, a user could access a resource named CRM on a host named fred using a full URL (such as http://fred.example.com/CRM/) or a host name (such as http://fred/CRM/ or fred/CRM/).
UNC pathTo access a file system resource, the user types the UNC path (for example, \\jax\software\download) in the Intranet Address field, and then clicks Go. If the user has appropriate access privileges, the Network Explorer page displays, displaying the contents of the requested file system resource.
Protocol

The user does not need to include the http:// protocol identifier to access a standard Web resource. To access a secure Web site, however, the user must include the https:// protocol identifier.

When specifying a terminal server resource name, users must include the appropriate protocol identifier in the URL. Supported terminal server types are Windows Terminal Services, which uses the rdp:// identifier, and Citrix, which uses citrix://.

Port numberTo access a Web resource on a non-standard port (that is, other than 80), the user must type the port number after the host name. For example, fred:8080/SAP and https://fred:443/SAP are both valid entries.

For information about configuring the Intranet Address field to allow access to UNC pathnames, URLs, or both, see Configuring WorkPlace General Settings.

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