Setting Up Network Resources and Applications

Network Resources provides the Hypersocket VPN Administrator with a way to grant users access to specific TCP hosts/port Endpoints with the option of attaching an Application profile to the Resource so that the user has a click-able resource on the Hypersocket Client menu.

Network Resources has three sections, Endpoints, Protocols, and Applications

Endpoints are the completed resources that are made up of Protocols and Applications configurations.

 

Protocols

To begin create the protocol that the endpoint will use if it is not one of the defaults, the default protocols are:

  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • VNC
  • VNC:0
  • VNC:1
  • VNC:2
  • VNC:3
  • VNC:4
  • VNC:5
  • RDP
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS

To create a new protocol you must provide an identifying name, set the Transport (TCP, UDP, or Both), and set the port, or port range that the protocol uses.

Note, UDP support is not currently avaiable but planned for a future release.

 

For example, to create a Protocol for FTP you would use the following settings.

 

Applications

Application configurations allow the execution of programs that are installed on the client's system typically to create to the Endpoint it is attached to.

To create an Application entry specify the Operating System and executable command to launch the program. If you need to reference the hostname of the Endpoint, use the variable ${hostname} as a replacement and this will be updated at runtime with the hostname of the Endpoint the application is attached to.

 

For example if you wanted to use Microsoft RDP you would use the following settings.

 

Endpoints

Endpoints are constructed from a few connection details, Protocols, and Applications to create a link that will be able to launch the application and connect to the target host.

To begin set the name of the Endpoint, the Hostname and the Destination Host or IP Address if it is different from the hostname provided.

The Hostname field will be the hostname the client will be able to access the Endpoint through, you can make this different to the name on the actual network if you wish. The Destination Host/IP is the actual Endpoint location on the network.

 

In the Protocols tab select the Protocol that will be used, in this case we are using RDP as this is set for the Terminal Services port, 3389.

 

In the Applications tab select the Application that will be used for the connection. You may include multiple different applications for any operating system. Only the applications that are suitable for an operating system are shown.

 

And in the Roles tab set which Roles will be able to access the Endpoint.

 

Now that the Endpoint has been created it will be available for use through the Hypersocket VPN Client for those users that belong to the included roles. Through this they will be able to access the system specified through RDP.

 

 

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