Sun Ray Simplicity

As one uses a system or software from time to time, there is always a sense of excitemnt when thing just works simply and elegantly. So that was one of those moment I came across yesterday.

As I have been working on the Trusted JDS project for the last number of months and we are at a point where some documentation needs to be written up, we managed to pull in a doc writer who is based in Germany. She came to spend a few days with the team and plan out what to write up. One of the support we need to provide for her of course is a system running TJDS that she can play with. As she is not well versed to set up the system herself, and given that we are about 1000km apart, the thing we can do is to set up a system so that she can remotely access between Hamburg and Dublin.

Since she typically uses Sun Ray to write her doc and do her work, and the Sun Ray roaming feature works fantastically. She put in her Sun ID card, and her session from Germany just displays in Dublin. So to allow her accessing a Trusted Desktop session from Germany to Dublin, I did the followings:
o Create her account on the Trusted Extension box with Sun Ray server running on it
o Create a launcher on her JDS panel
o use the Sun Ray utswitch command from her Sun Ray box(simply /opt/SUNWut/bin/utswitch -h in the laucher

Then as she clicks on the launcher, BANG, there the Trusted Login screen just appears right in front of her screen. She can then login and there is teh TJDS. The whole setup of her account on the Trusted Sun Ray server and launcher took 15 minutes of my time including verification. The best thing about this setup is that the only she needs to learn is the password (I set up for her), and to use of Ctrl-Power key when she wants to return to her home session.

Solute to the Sun Ray team on this one!
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