Save Settings

By default, InfoConnect saves session configuration and customizations (such as display settings and keyboard maps) in separate files. You can also create compound files that include all settings.

Save sessions settings and customizations in separate documents

By default, InfoConnect saves terminal session configuration and customizations (such as display settings and keyboard maps) in separate files.

Terminal session settings are saved to session documents. Session documents are specific to each terminal type (*.ialc, *.iuts, *.it27, *.rd3x, *.rd5x, or *.rdox). These documents include information needed to connect to your host and configure the terminal display.

  • Session documents are saved when you use the File menu or toolbar Save options.

NOTE:For ALC, UTS, and T27 sessions, host connection details are saved to paths An InfoConnect path is a named collection of configuration settings that allows you to connect to a host. Paths are required for connections to ALC, T27 and UTS terminal sessions, and for PTR router connections. Path configuration data is stored in the InfoConnect database. in the InfoConnect database The InfoConnect database (ic32.cfg) contains connection settings information for ALC, T27, and UTS terminal sessions. The database contains information about all the InfoConnect packages, path templates and libraries that have been installed, as well the paths that have been created. The InfoConnect packages, path templates and libraries are included based on which product features (emulations and transports) are installed. . With these session types, the session document does not include host connection settings; instead it identifies which path to use to make the connection for that session.

Additional customizations are saved by default to separate customization files that can be associated with one or more terminal sessions. Customization files include theme files (for customizing color and font), keyboard maps, mouse maps, hotspots, customized ribbons, and QuickPads.

For example, keyboard customizations are saved to keyboard map files (*.xkb). Saving keyboard settings in a separate file enables you to use the same keyboard customizations with multiple terminal sessions. Newly created terminal sessions use the default keyboard map file, but you can use the Manage Keyboard Map dialog box to associate a session with a customized keyboard map file.

  • Customization files are saved when you click OK in the customization dialog box. For example, keyboard map changes are saved when you click OK in the Keyboard Mapper dialog box.

Save settings in a compound document

When you save a session as a compound document all customizations are included in a single file. This means that your compound file will include all the settings in any associated theme, keyboard map, mouse map, hotspot, ribbon, or QuickPad file. This option enables administrators to deploy session files with all required customizations included in a single file.

To save a session file as a compound document

  1. Open a terminal session and make the modifications you want to include with this session.

  2. Open the Save As dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode



    From the File menu, select Save As.

    InfoConnect Browser

    From the InfoConnect menu, select Save As.


    Under FILE, tap Save As.

    Classic MDI

    From the File menu, select Save As.

  3. For Save as type, select the compound option for your session type, then click Save.

Save encrypted session documents

You can encrypt session documents to protect them against unauthorized changes. Encryption effectively scrambles the data in a session document, helping to prevent unauthorized users from reading and changing the file's contents. For best results, use document encryption in conjunction with the encryption options in the Permissions Manager.

In InfoConnect, you can easily encrypt sessions by saving them in the Encrypted Session Document format.

Alternatively, you can encrypt documents using a command-line program installed with InfoConnect, FileEncrypt.exe. With this program, you can also determine whether session documents are encrypted, and if they are, you can decrypt them.

To encrypt a session in InfoConnect

  1. Open a session document.

  2. From the Save as type drop-down list, choose an encryption format, and then click Save.

To encrypt, decrypt, or test sessions using FileEncrypt.exe

  • From a command line, enter any of the following commands:



    Encrypt a document

    fileencrypt /e [ file_in ] [ file_out ]

    Decrypt a document

    fileencrypt /d [ file_in ] [ file_out ]

    Test a document for encryption

    fileencrypt /t [ file_in ]


    [file_in] = The filename, including the extension and relative path.

    [file_out] = (Optional) A new name for the output file.

    For example:

    fileencrypt /e Session.rd3x SessionEncrypted.rd3x

NOTE:FileEncrypt.exe searches only the current directory for session files, and requires administrative credentials to encrypt or decrypt a file.

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