Skip to content

Configure Sessions using the Administrative Console

Before you begin

  • Install X Manager (standalone) on administrator and user computers. These must be Windows systems.

  • Follow the instructions in the Management and Security Server Installation Guide in the Host Access Management and Security Server Documentation to install Management and Security Server (which includes the Administrative Server) on a Windows or Linux server.

  • Make sure you have administrative credentials to log on to the Administrative Server's Administrative Console.

To deploy a session with the Administrative Console

  1. Add a Reflection X session as shown in the Management and Security Server Administrator Guide, in the Host Access Management and Security Server Documentation.

    By default, Start end-user session in notifications area of taskbar is enabled. With this option, X clients are launched on user desktops and X Manager runs in the background on the user's machine. Users see only the clients that are configured to open at startup.

  2. If you want to configure the session to enforce United States government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, select Enable FIPS mode.

  3. Add any comments that you want to have available for review in the Administrative Console.

  4. Click Launch. This launches X Manager in Administrative Console mode.

  5. Configure one or more X clients that you wish to make available to your end users.

  6. Test your connection. In response to the Host Key Unknown prompt, click Always. This adds the key to the known hosts list in the configuration you save to the Administrative Server so users won't see the prompt.


    The option to save a host key by selecting Always is not available for sessions running in X Manager User Mode.

  7. Go to File > Exit. Click Save/Exit to close your session and save the configuration to the Management and Security Server Administrative Console.

  8. Map access for your users as shown in the Management and Security Server Administrator Guide.

More information

Back to top