Mapping: Cloud Desktop
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Selecting the Cloud Desktop source allows the user to launch a lightweight Linux environment with limited access to applications and privileges. User data is not saved between sessions. User accounts are created and erased on login and logout, respectively.
Mapping: Creating a Cloud Desktop Source
Mapping allows you to assign displays as Cloud Desktops. To create "Cloud Desktop" source:
- Click on Mapping > New Source button. From the drop-down menu select "Cloud Desktop" as preferred source type and give it a name.
- Click the "Add App" or "Add URL" button to add applications or URLs to the desktop. Repeat this step to add multiple applications.
- Select the application to launch at startup from the drop-down.
- Select the Desktop Background from the drop-down.
- Click "OK" to complete the process.
Please Note: Before deploying Cloud Desktop sessions in a public computing environment, it is strongly recommended that the Shared Files functionality is disabled.
Map Displays to Cloud Desktop Source
Once Cloud Desktop source is created, displays can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the display icons to this source.
To change configuration (e.g., to change the default URL) click on the source name to open the "Edit Source" window and make the changes.
Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.
Tips for Cloud Desktop
- To make additional applications available for the Cloud Desktop launcher, see Additional Packages. Note that server needs a reboot so that the new applications are available.
- To add other applications to the menu, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- To use Cloud Desktop effectively in public computing environments, Session Management should be applied.