Userful™: Session Management

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(Updated 2018.01.30)

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Session Management

Session Management allows administrators to define various settings related to use of a particular session container. These session management settings include defining the login method, custom usage agreement, session length, inactivity logout, and the appropriate time and notification message for first and last warnings.

Configure Session Management

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  • Launch Control Center > Mapping.
  • Click the Drop-down.png option available next to an existing source for which you want to configure the settings.
  • Click on "+" button to open Configure Session Management window, to add new session management settings.

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  • Enter the name of the session and select the login method from the drop down after creating your own authentication profile. Refer to this link, for details on how to configure authentication profiles.
Authentication profile defines a way to verify the credentials of users prior to granting access to the session. Please consult your Userful representative for instructions on how to configure these settings should you require authentication services.
  • Enter the customized usage agreement. Usage Agreement contains the terms and conditions that user must agree, before starting the session.
Leave this text area blank to disable this option.
  • Set the session length or leave it blank or zero for an unlimited session.
  • Select the inactivity time from the drop-down list, the inactive time period after which the session logs out automatically.
  • Set the first and last warning message and time in the appropriate fields. These warning messages would be displayed to notify the user that the session would end after the specified time.
  • Enable "Large Print Mode" to improve the visibility of content.
  • Enable the check-box "Use Proxy" if you want to use Proxy Server for your session and enter the values for Proxy Host and Port Number.
Note: Session proxy settings will override system proxy settings; if enabled under Control Center > Settings > Network Settings
  • Enable "On-Screen Keyboard", if required for touch screen displays.
  • Click on the drop-down next to the "Web Filter" to configure web filters. Please visit the link for detailed steps.
Note: Session proxy settings cannot be used while web filter is active, however System proxy settings can be used; if enabled under Control Center > Settings > Network Settings.
  • Click "OK" to complete the process.

The settings can be applied to a single source, current welcome screen or to all the sources on the current mapping screen. Once the changes are applied, you will see a timer and lock icon added next to source(s) depending on the applied settings, where the timer icon represents the session length and lock icon represents authenticated profile. This icon would appear only when the respective settings are configured.

Web Filtering

Web filtering allows administrators to configure settings so as to restrict access to inappropriate and malicious web content. Web filter applied will screen an incoming web page to determine whether it should or shouldn't be displayed to the user.

Web Filtering works for Web Browser and Cloud Desktop sessions

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Configure Web Filters

  • Click on "+" button to open Create a new web filter window.

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Create a new web filter

  • Enter the name of the web filter.
  • Select the Web Filter Mode:
  • Filter by Naughtiness Level, OR
  • Filter using White List
Filter by Naughtiness Level
  • Select the Naughtiness Level from the drop-down i.e., High, Medium or Low.
This level will indicate how aggressive the web filter is when deciding whether access to a requested web page should or shouldn't be allowed. High naughtiness level means more aggressive filtering.

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Filter using White List
  • Specify the White List i.e., Add the domain name or IP address of the sites whose access you wish to permit.
The list of URLs must be separated by new line. Do not prefix a protocol in front of the URL or domain (e.g., http://) as this may cause problem with web filtering.
(For example, will allow everything from Yahoo, whereas will only allow the news sub-domain of Yahoo)
  • Click OK to complete the process.

Now, select the web filter from the Configure Web Filters window and click OK to apply those settings.

End User Settings

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The Welcome Screen is the first screen seen by the user on the display. After selecting the session from the "Welcome Screen", you will now be presented with the "Session Login" window (as shown in the image to the right). Enter the user credentials, accept the usage agreement by clicking the checkbox and press the "Login" button to launch the session.

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Once the session is started, "Session Details" dialog window is displayed on the screen, including the session name, session length and the inactivity timeout period. You can increase or decrease the inactivity time period from the drop-down (as shown in the image to the right).
If the session is inactive for the specified time, the inactivity screen will be displayed and the session will end after the specified time.

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