Overview: Managing Host Access IDs

Management & Control Services (MCS) provides IDs to EXTRA! and viewer sessions at run-time. An ID is connection data that is unique for an individual session with a host. If you use MCS to manage IDs, you can omit unique connection data from the session configuration. This lets you create a single configuration that can be used by multiple users to establish multiple sessions with a host, rather than having to create a separate configuration for each host connection.

When a user starts a session, the session gets an ID from MCS and uses the ID to connect to the host. MCS keeps track of (monitors) the IDs that are in use. If all the IDs assigned to a pool are in use, no other host sessions can be opened through that pool.

There are several types of ID pools you can create. Before you can create ID pools based on your directory service or user names, you must set up your directory service in MCS. In addition, depending on your host type, the IDs you create in MCS may need to map to existing IDs on the host.

Related Topics
Bullet Setting Up Centralized Management, Overview
Bullet Configuring the Directory Service, Overview
Bullet Configuring ID Pools
Bullet Configuring IDs
Bullet How to Provide Host Access IDs to EXTRA! X-treme Sessions
Bullet How to Provide Host Access IDs to Viewer Sessions