Set up and use host access IDs so that you can create a single presentation that can be used by multiple users to establish multiple sessions with a host, rather than having to create a separate presentation for each host connection.


You can set up and use host access IDs so that you don't have to maintain unique connection data in individual presentations. When a user starts a presentation, the Presentation Builder Runtime Service gets an ID from MCS and uses the ID to connect to the host. MCS keeps track of the IDs that are in use.

Before You Start

When you implement ID management in Management & Control Services (MCS), you create pools of host access IDs. Depending on your host type, you may need to decide which of several types of pools to use. The type of pool you should select depends on how you want to control access to the host.

For example, to allocate certain IDs to certain computers, you assign IDs to IP addresses or DNS names. To allocate certain IDs to certain users, you assign IDs to user names. Before you can create pools based on user names, you must set up your directory service. For information about setting up a directory service, see How to Create MCS User Accounts.

In addition, depending on your host type, the IDs may need to map to existing IDs on the host.


Following are the main steps you need to complete for this How-To:

  1. Create pools of IDs.

  2. Assign IDs to pools.

  3. Create an application that obtains its ID from MCS.