5. Client interface

This chapter provides information on the PxM Client interface and menu options available, covering:

5.1. Logging on

When the PxM Client is running, you will see the PxM Client for windows icon in the System Tray.

  1. By default, when you start the client the Login window appears. To manually show the Login window, click on the PxM icon.

    Windows Client Login Window

  2. 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.
  3. Click Login.

  4. You will be asked to confirm the PxM Virtual Appliance host key fingerprint which can be found on the Desktop Client Download web browser page.

    Client host key fingerprint window

  5. Once verified, click Yes. The Login window is closed and an client window opens.

  6. The client icon will change from Client Logged out icon grey to Client Logged in icon blue when login has been successful.

    Note

    When you have successfully logged into the client, an Osirium.exe.config file is created which will store the address and username so you don’t 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 dynamtically update the device list you have access to.

Client Interface screenshot

From here you can connect to device tools or run device tasks. See Connecting to devices and running tasks.

To manage your client interface device list, right-click a device and select one of the following options.

Menu option Description
Pin Pinning allows you to place devices at the top of your client device list. This is useful when you have a lot of devices in the list but have a handful of devices which are accessed on a regular basis.
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.