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2X Access Portal

2X Access Portal allows users to launch published applications and desktops from multiple farms which are accessed through a web portal according to their filter settings.

Pre-requisites

Installation

1. Run the 2X Access Portal setup program by double clicking on the ‘2XWebPortal.msi’ file on an IIS machine to be used as your access point to the published applications from the Web Portal. A welcome dialog box will appear. Close other Windows programs and click ‘Next’.
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Figure 231 - Welcome to the 2X Access Portal Setup Wizard
2. Accept the license agreement by enabling ‘I accept the terms in the License Agreement’ checkbox.
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Figure 232 - Web Portal End-User License Agreement
3. In this screen you’re asked to assign the port on which the 2X Web Service will be installed. By default this 2X Web Portal will be installed on port 81. Please note that 2X Client Gateway by default is installed on port 80 is configured to forward the HTTP requests to localhost on port 81. Therefore the Clients will still be able to access the 2X Web Portal from port 80. However one may choose to install the 2X Web Service on any other port and one may also use an existing port used by other web site. In this case the service will be installed under the web site configured on that port.
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Figure 233 - Web Portal – Web Server Port Number
4. Click ‘Install’ to begin the installation - Setup will copy the required files and will create the service on the machine.
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Figure 234 - Web Portal - Ready to install

Configuration

The first step after installing the 2X Web Portal is to direct the browser to [http://localhost/2XWebPortal/Logon.aspx] and login with a username with administrative rights on the IIS machine.
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Figure 235 - Welcome to the 2X Access Portal
Add Farm by entering the IP/hostname on the left side and click 'Add Farm'. One can configure how the 2X Web Service will connect with the 2X Client Gateway in the ‘Farm Details’.
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Figure 236 - Add a new farm
In the Farm Details, the Administrator should configure the settings of the 2X Client Gateway for each farm. The 2X Client Gateway Details as shown in the figure below are used from the 2X Web Service to connect with the 2X Client Gateway. Therefore these settings are primarily used for the connection between the 2X Web Service and the 2X Client Gateway service.
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Figure 237 - Configuring the Farm Details
To configure (override) the options how the Client will connect with the 2X Client Gateway, click the 'Advanced Settings' options. These options allow the administrator to override the options that are used in the 2X Client Gateway Details and give the ability to use different settings when 2X Clients are connected with the 2X Client Gateway.
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Figure 238 - Advanced Settings
After you configure the required settings, click ‘Apply Settings’ and log out and log in again to retrieve the applications listing.
2X Client must be installed on the Client machine beforehand and the Clients browsers should be pointed to http://WEB_SERVER_NAME/2XWebPortal/Logon.aspx. After entering the user credentials in Username and Password fields, the application list should be populated according to the Client filtering settings. Username in UPN suffix format should be used to specify the user and domain. (E.g. user@domain)
Clients will be able to traverse the application groups by clicking on the icon of each application group or by using the path field. Clients are also allowed to select the connection mode in order to specify the connection mode used when connecting with the published application or desktop.
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Figure 239 - Application Listing
To connect in a secure mode one should enable SSL on the 2X VirtualDesktopServer or enable SSL on IIS.
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Figure 240 - Secure Login
One may add more farms by using the above steps again. Click 'Apply Settings' to activate your settings.

2X Client

2X Access Portal is able to identify whether the 2X Client is installed or not.
When the 2X Access Portal identifies that the 2X Client is not installed on the client's system, a link to the appropriate client is displayed. The link is dynamically generated according to the request of the client's OS. By default this link points to the latest clients from www.2x.com/downloads.
In order to replace the client to be downloaded one should place the clients setup files in the web portal client folder.
(By default this folder is found at "c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\2XWebPortal\clients"). If no setup files are found in this location, latest client setup files are downloaded from www.2x.com/downloads.
Clients for different Operating systems can be placed in the mentioned folder and file names must be using the following names.
Windows Client: 2XClient.msi
Mac Client: 2XClient.dmg
Linux Client: 2XClient.i386.rpm