Station Mapping: Autologin

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(Updated 2016.02.23)


Autologin automatically start Linux session for specified users.

Please consider following points before using this session container:

  • Do not pre-create the users. Autologin will automatically create users as required for the sessions.
  • For multiple sessions, use the station variable (%STATION_ID%) to include the station number in the username.
  • If a username without a station variable is used, do not map multiple stations to this session container. If you do so, user settings may become corrupt. The system will attempt to detect if a session for the same user is started and prevent it, but a number of factors may cause this error detection not to work.
  • User settings are saved and retained from one session to another. If a user account (e.g., station_1, station_2, etc.) becomes corrupted, you can login as root user and delete the user. The user will be re-created the next time someone uses that station.
  • To use usernames that differ more than just by station number (e.g. "student", "teacher", etc) create multiple Autologin session containers.

Station Mapping: Creating an Autologin Session Container

Station Mapping allows you to bind a specific station to session container. To create "Autologin" session container:

  1. Click on "New Session Container". Use the drop-down menu to select "Autologin" as the session container type and give a name.
  2. Enter "Username" (The username provided can contain a variable to allow different users to be logged on to different stations. The variable will be replaced by the station number.)
  3. Click "OK" to complete the process.

Map Stations to Autologin Session Container

Once session container is created, stations can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the station icons to the Autologin session container.

As with any session container, you can also add Autologin session container to a "Welcome Screen" thus making it one of several choices available to the user.
Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.