5. Client interface
This chapter provides information on the client menu options available, covering:
5.1. Logging on
When the PxM Client is running, you will see the PxM Platform icon in the Dock which holds your favourites.
By default, when you start the client the Login window appears. To manually show the Login window, click on the PxM icon.
Enter the login information:
Field name Description Address: Enter the IP address or hostname of the PxM Virtual Appliance you want to connect to. Username/Password Depending on the configuration of your PxM Platform, either enter your PxM local account details or your existing external authentication details (Active Directory or RADIUS). Token code: If multi factor authentication has been configured within your PxM environment then your PxM Superadmin will provide you with a token code to enter. Only after successful verification of both the password and token code will you be logged into the PxM Platform.
You will be asked to confirm the PxM Virtual Appliance host key fingerprint which can be found on the PxM Desktop Client Download web browser page.
Once verified, click OK. The Login window is closed and an client window opens.
When you have successfully logged into the client, an Info.plist file is created which will store the address and username so you donât have to type in this information each time you login.
If you are logging into multiple PxM Virtual Appliance, the addresses will be listed in the drop down.
5.2. Client Interface
Once successfully logged in, you will be presented with the client interface which will dynamically update the device list you have access to.
From here you can connect to device tools or run device tasks. See Accessing devices through the client.
To manage your client interface device list, right-click a device and select one of the following options.
|Collapse All||Hides the tools and tasks available for each device.|
|Expand All||Shows the tools and tasks available for each device.|
The client interface window can also be resized by expanding the sides. Any resizes will be saved automatically.
5.4. PxM Client icon options
When you right-click the PxM Client in the Docker, you will see the following options.
|Keep in Dock||The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen. To make the PxM Client accessible in the Dock select this option.|
|Open at Login||The client will automatically open after login.|
|Show in Finder||Will organise your client application so it can be found on the desktop or menu bar.|