VPN Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Bookmarks are a convenient way to access specific resources, such as an FTP server or telnet session. Services that can be bookmarked:

  • Web pages (HTTP)
  • Secure Web pages (HTTPS)
  • External Web Sites
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers
  • Telnet sessions
  • Secure Shell version 1 (SSHv1)
  • Secure Shell version 2 (SSHv2)
  • Terminal Services (RDP - ActiveX)
  • Terminal Services (RDP - Java)
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Citrix Portal (Citrix)
  • File Shares (CIFS)

Adding a Bookmark

Step 1 In the Virtual Office window at the top of the bookmarks table, click "Show Edit Controls" and then click "Create a new bookmark."

Step 2 In the Add Bookmark screen, enter a descriptive name in the "Bookmark Name" field.

Step 3 Enter the domain name and IP address of a host machine on the LAN in the "Name or IP Address" field. You may also enter the wildcard variable%USERNAME% to display the current user name. Variables are case-sensitive.

Step 4 In the "Description" field, optionally enter a friendly description to be displayed in the bookmark table.

Step 5 Select the user permissions level from the Allow user to edit/delete drop-down list. You can select Use user policy, Allow, or Deny

Step 6 Select the service type in the Service drop-down list. You can select from the following services:
– Terminal Services (RDP - ActiveX)
– Terminal Services (RDP - Java)
– Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
– Citrix Portal (Citrix)
– Web (HTTP)
– Secure Web (HTTPS)
– External Web Site
– File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
– Telnet
– Secure Shell version 1 (SSHv1)
– Secure Shell version 2 (SSHv2) 

Step 7 For HTTP(S) bookmarks, you can select "Use SSL-VPN account credentials to log in" or configure custom credentials for use with Single Sign-On. To disable the use of SSO, clear the "Automatically log in" checkbox. Select the "Forms-based Authentication" checkbox to use this method, and then fill in the following fields that are exposed:

• Configure the User Form Field to be the same as the ‘name’ or ‘id’ attribute
of the HTML element representing User Name in the Login form, for example:
<input type=text name='userid'>
• Configure the Password Form Field to be the same as the ‘name’ or ‘id’ attribute
of the HTML element representing Password in the Login form, for example:
<input type=password name='PASSWORD' id='PASSWORD' maxlength=128>

Step 8 For External Web Site bookmarks, select "HTTPS Mode" to encrypt Web communication with SSL. External Web Site bookmarks are used to access an offloaded Web site or portal using a bookmark. Select "Disable security warning" if you do not want a security warning dialog box to be displayed when clicking this bookmark. If left unchecked, the warning dialog will allow you to select a "Do not show this warning again" option if you have permissions to edit this bookmark (set above).

Step 9 For FTP bookmarks, click "Show advance server configuration" to select the character encoding. You can also select "Use SSL-VPN account credentials" to log in or configure custom credentials for use with Single Sign-On. To disable the use of SSO, clear the "Automatically log in" checkbox.

Step 10 For SSHv2 bookmarks, you must have SUN JRE 1.6.0_10 or higher and must be connecting to a server that supports SSHv2. There are also options to "Automatically accept host key" and to "Bypass username." The bypass option should only be used for SSHv2 servers that do not require authentication in the initial connection session (such as SonicWALL security appliances).

Step 11 Click "Add" to add the bookmark.

Once the configuration has been updated, the new bookmark will be displayed in the Virtual Office Bookmarks table. Click on a bookmark description to go to the bookmark location that you have defined.