Chapter 7. General connection settings

Connections determine if a server can be accessed from a particular client. The policies used in the connection definition can restrict the availability of the connection based on the username, time, authentication method, and so on. Channel policies (see Procedure 7.5, Creating and editing channel policies) determine if a particular channel can be used within an already established connection. The policies used in the channel policy can restrict the availability of the channel based on the server and the client IP address, username, and so on. The types of policies available in a connection depend on the protocol (SSH, RDP, and so on) enabled in the connection.

PSM compares the connection policies to the parameters of the connection request one-by-one, starting with the first policy in the policy list. The first connection policy completely matching the connection request is applied to the connection.

This section describes how to configure connections, and details the general configuration options and policies that apply to every type of connection that PSM can control: HTTP, ICA, RDP, SSH, Telnet, and VNC. For a detailed list of supported protocol versions, see Section 2.6, Supported protocols and client applications.

Protocol-specific configuration options are described in their respective sections: Chapter 8, HTTP-specific settings, Chapter 9, ICA-specific settings, Chapter 10, RDP-specific settings, Chapter 11, SSH-specific settings, Chapter 12, Telnet-specific settings, and Chapter 14, VNC-specific settings.