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Password-Protecting Sessions and Accessories

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Using Screen Lock

Rationale

Leaving a screen unlocked enables attackers to access the system with the logged-in user's privileges. Manually or automatically locking the screen with a password set prevents such access.

Instructions for Enabling Manual Locking

By default, there is no way for the user to manually lock the screen. To enable manual locking, follow these steps:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to User Interface > Screen Lock/Saver
  2. Do one or both of the following:
  3. Click Apply and send to thin client.

Instructions for Automatic Locking

By default the screen saver is started automatically after 5 minutes, but the screen is not locked with a password. To enable locking, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to User Interface > Screen Lock/Saver > Options.
  2. Activate Start automatically.
  3. Set the Timeout, i.e. the number of minutes of user inactivity before the screen saver starts automatically automatically. (Default: 5)
  4. As a password select User Password (see Setting Local Passwords) or a separate Screen Lock Password (and set one). (Default: none)
  5. Optionally, check Allow Administrator password to allow the administrator to unlock a user's screen. (Default: enabled)
  6. Click Apply.