3.1 Create a Terminal Session

To access a host, you need to configure a terminal session document that you can use to connect to the host. Once you've created this document, you can connect to the host simply by opening the session document.

Each session document is pre-configured to use a built-in Ribbon, theme, keyboard map, and mouse map file. You can create custom versions of these files to modify the appearance and capabilities of your session.

To create a terminal session document

  1. From the Create New Document dialog box, select a session template, and then click Create.

  2. Configure the connection settings:

    For ALC, UTS, or T27 sessions: Under Connection, select an existing path. Or, click Create Path and follow the Path Wizard prompts to configure the connection type, network, and host settings that make up your path.


    For 3270, 5250, VT, or HP sessions: Enter Connection and Terminal settings for your connection.

  3. If you want to add custom files (for example, custom theme, keyboard map, or Ribbon files), select Configure additional settings and click OK. Then, on the Settings dialog box, click the link for the file you want to customize (for example, Manage Themes, Manage Ribbon, or Manage Keyboard Maps) and follow the online instructions to select a custom file.

  4. From the Quick Access Toolbar, click the Save button (or use File > Save) to save the session document.