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Create a Session Document File

To access a host, you need to open a session on that host. In Reflection, you can create a session document that allows you to configure and reuse your session. Start by clicking the Reflection button.

The Reflection button

Terminal sessions are pre-configured to use built-in Ribbon, theme, keyboard map, and mouse map files. If you choose, you can create custom versions of these files to modify the appearance and capabilities of each session.

Caution: If you specify a custom file for a session, be sure to maintain the same file name and file path (relative to the session document file) when you deploy the files. If Reflection cannot find the custom file when it starts a session, it prompts to use a built-in file.

To create a new terminal session

  1. From the Reflection button, choose New.
  2. From the Create New Document dialog box, select a session template.
  3. In the Compatibility drop-down box, select the set of default settings you want to use for this session, if any.

    The compatibility settings include keyboard maps and themes similar to those of other emulation products. The default Reflection compatibility setting is optimized for this product.

  4. Click Create.
  5. In the Host Name/IP Address field, type a name or address.

    Note: Both IPv4 addresses (in the form 127.0.0.1) and IPv6 addresses (in the form 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:0000:0000:abcd:ef12) are accepted.

  6. Change other settings if necessary.
  7. 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, Mange Themes, Manage Ribbon, or Manage Keyboard Maps) and follow the online instructions to select a custom file.
  8. From the Reflection button, choose Save As to save the session document.

Related Topics

Configuring Reflection

Secure Connections

Create a 3270 Printer Session

Create a 5250 Printer Session

Create New Document Dialog Box