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How to Disable the New Force Authentication Checkbox from the User's Workspace (Doc ID 2399785.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 5.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The 5.4 release of Secure Global Desktop (SGD) introduced a new widget to the user's workspace, optionally enabling the user to Force Authentication in any new launch attempt of provisioned applications.  When enabled, this feature will ensure that the user is always prompted for authentication credentials in any launch attempt, in lieu of using previously cached passwords.

Note: This functionality was available in earlier releases of SGD by using the "Shift" + Click combination to launch application objects from the User's workspace.  This graphical toggle has been introduced within 5.4 to allow feature parity for users connecting from tablet devices.

The new "Force Authentication Checkbox" is presented by default just above the application objects, within the left hand tray of the standard SGD Workspace:

Administrators of legacy deployments who would like to preserve the classic 'look and feel" of the user workspace--or, who have independently disabled tier 3 password caching on the server side--may be interested in hiding this widget from the default user workspace.

Solution

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