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Access ActiveX applications through (WebAccess) SSL VPN Bookmark
 
Applicable to Version : 10

Cyberoam’s Application Access Mode under SSL VPN provides for the ability to access applications through Java applets or Active X.
 
Scenario: Consider the need for giving administrator remote desktop access to the Active Directory Server and SSH to an internal Cyberoam in bridge mode by publishing bookmarks without the SSL VPN client.
 
This can be done through publishing of application bookmarks.
 

Bookmarks are the resources whose access will be available through End-user Web portal. You can create also a group of bookmarks that can be configured in SSL VPN Policy.

These resources will be available in Web Access mode only and is to be configured in SSL VPN Policy.

The entire configuration is to be done from Web Admin Console. Access Web Admin Console with user having ‘Administrator’ profile.

Remote Desktop (RDP)

Steps

Go to VPN à SSL à Bookmark and Click on “Add” button to create a new Bookmark with the parameters mentioned below.
 
 

Parameters

Value

Name

RemoteDesktopAD

Type

RDP

This will invoke the Java applet for connecting the RDP through to the published resource when clicked from the SSL VPN Portal.

URL

rdp://172.16.16.2/

Specify the IP address of the application server for which the bookmark is to be created.

 

Click OK and the Bookmark ‘RemoteDesktopAD’ will be added successfully.
 
 

Secure Shell

Step 1: Add Bookmark

Go to VPN à SSL à Bookmark and Click on “Add” button to create a new Bookmark with the parameters mentioned below.
 
 

Parameters

Value

Name

SSHtoCyberoamBridge

Type

SSH

This will invoke the Java applet for connecting the SSH through to the published resource when clicked from the SSL VPN Portal.

URL

ssh://172.16.16.16/

Specify the IP address of the application server for which the bookmark is to be created.

 

Click OK and the Bookmark ‘SSHtoCyberoamBridge’ will be added successfully.
 
 

Step 2: Create Policy for SSL VPN

Go to VPN à SSL à Policy and Click on “Add” button to add a new SSL VPN Policy with the following parameters.
 
 

Parameters

Value

Name

SSL

Access Mode

Web Access – Enabled

Application Access Mode - Enabled

Application Access Settings

Accessible Resources

RemoteDesktopAD

SSHtoCyberoamBridge

 

Click OK and the SSL VPN Policy ‘SSL’ will be inserted successfully.
 
 

Step 3: Apply Policy to User 

  • Go to Identity à Users à User
  • Select user to apply SSL VPN policy created in Step 2.
  • Under Policies Section, select ‘SSL’ for SSL VPN
  • Click OK button to update
 
 
Click OK and the policy will be applied to user and the user will be updated successfully.

Step 4: Launch SSL VPN Portal

Login to Cyberoam SSL VPN Portal and as “Application Bookmarks” have been published, the following screen would be displayed on SSL VPN Portal.

Note: By default, Cyberoam SSL VPN Portal is accessible on https://<ip address of Cyberoam>:8443
 
 

Step 5: Click Bookmarks

Click any of the bookmarks above and it will initiate the respective applet as below:
 
 

Step 6: Execute Applet 

Click on Yes, accept the certificate warning and execute the applet. The following screen would be displayed:
 
 
 
 
 

Remote Desktop
(RDP)
 
For RDP, the below screen will be visible after following all the above steps (Step 2 to Step 6) from SSH Section:
 

Click on Connect, and it will launch the RDP screen without the need of executing the mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop) executable.
 
 
                                                                                                                                               Document Version: 2.0-01/09/2011
 
 
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