DSXchange: DataStage and IBM Websphere Data Integration Forum
View next topic
View previous topic
Add To Favorites
Author Message
ray.wurlod

Premium Poster
Participant

Group memberships:
Premium Members, Inner Circle, Australia Usergroup, Server to Parallel Transition Group

Joined: 23 Oct 2002
Posts: 54221
Location: Sydney, Australia
Points: 294071

Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:36 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

DataStage® Release: 8x
Job Type: Parallel
OS: Unix
Additional info: Foundation Tools 8.1.2
For reasons outside the scope of this question, the system configuration is
Code:
(users)  -----Citrix----->  (Client)  <----->  (Engine)

The (Client) and (Engine) tiers are on a secure network not otherwise accessible to (Users).

That's all very well for "direct" users of client tools such as the BG Browser.

My question is whether there is any way that users "out there" (Users) can use Businss Glossary Anywhere and, if so, how to configure it.

_________________
RXP Services Ltd
Melbourne | Canberra | Sydney | Hong Kong | Hobart | Brisbane
currently hiring: Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne
eostic

Premium Poster



Group memberships:
Premium Members

Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3765

Points: 30250

Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:38 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Are you planning on having each of those users install BGA on their machines locally? (ie...without Citrix in the mix for those users)? Ultimately they just need to see the WAS at the center......

...and alternative which might be far more attractive from a distribution perspective, though requiring some coding, would be to use the REST API and code your own widget. Then the security and access logic will sit at a web server (somewhere), and it would then be the only client that "talks" directly to WAS, enlisting your own custom search algorithms (the REST API provides search functions that are just about the same as in BGA, and can be made more powerful via custom code).

Ernie

_________________
Ernie Ostic

blogit!
Open IGC is Here!
Rate this response:  
Not yet rated
cppwiz
Participant



Joined: 04 Sep 2007
Posts: 135

Points: 1273

Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:45 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

It depends on how you are using Citrix, but in either case it is possible to use BGA. There are two possible ways to configure Citrix:

1) Desktop sharing - the user receives a full desktop with all applications including BGA.

2) Application sharing - only certain applications are published from the Citrix server to the clients. Clients click an icon on their local desktop and the application starts from the Citrix server as if it were a local application.

In the first scenario, all applications are running on the Citrix server just as if BGA was installed on a local PC so no special considerations are necessary.

In the second scenario, users will need to start the BGA Citrix application as soon as they authenticate to the Citrix server. You will need to configure the option on the Citrix server that allows the local client desktops to send the Alt + Tab key combinations to the server so BGA can respond. BGA should then open an Internet Explorer window on the server and send it to the client when they use the Alt + Tab key combination.
Rate this response:  
Not yet rated
ray.wurlod

Premium Poster
Participant

Group memberships:
Premium Members, Inner Circle, Australia Usergroup, Server to Parallel Transition Group

Joined: 23 Oct 2002
Posts: 54221
Location: Sydney, Australia
Points: 294071

Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:03 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Thank you for that. It's definitely a second scenario situation. Investigation continues... (There is strong corporate resistance to Ernie's suggestion. They expect the product to work out ...

_________________
RXP Services Ltd
Melbourne | Canberra | Sydney | Hong Kong | Hobart | Brisbane
currently hiring: Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne
Rate this response:  
Not yet rated
eostic

Premium Poster



Group memberships:
Premium Members

Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3765

Points: 30250

Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:23 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Still......it's a Citrix configuration issue then.... not an issue for BGA itself. Is the concern the need to install and maintain many BGA's? If so, then Citrix is a great idea.

Ernie

_________________
Ernie Ostic

blogit!
Open IGC is Here!
Rate this response:  
Not yet rated
Display posts from previous:       

Add To Favorites
View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Portal by Smartor
All times are GMT - 6 Hours