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How to configure Tlaunch for Absolute Telnet v1.84

(Last modified: 06May2003)

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How to configure Tlaunch for Absolute Telnet v1.84


Novell Secure Login

Absolute Telnet v1.84


The purpose of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions for configuring SecureLogin to launch and log a user into a terminal emulation session using Absolute Telnet v1.84.

The information in this document has been tested and is known to be accurate at the time of publishing. However, all scripts should be configured and run in a test environment prior to being implemented in a production network. Some scripts may require editing or minor adjustments to work in your environment.

This document applies to all sites that have installed or intend to install SecureLogin. This document is particularly directed at users and sites that intend to use the Terminal Launcher component of SecureLogin with Absolute Telnet v1.84. This document is suitable for use by administrators, and help desk personnel. While the screen shots used in this document are taken from SecureLogin 3.0, the information in this document applies to all versions of SecureLogin. For more information on SecureLogin scripts and the scripting language please refer to the SecureLogin Command Reference Guide.

To make the best use of this document it is recommended that the user have a full understanding of Absolute Telnet v1.84, and be familiar with SecureLogin and the Terminal Launcher component. SecureLogin and Absolute Telnet v1.84 should be installed prior to implementing the steps in this guide.

The screen shots in this guide were taken while demonstrating SecureLogin 3.0 on a Windows XP workstation, a Novell Netware 5.1 server in an NDS environment, using Terminal Launcher with Absolute Telnet v1.84 to connect to a Unix host.

Terminal Launcher is a component of SecureLogin that allows users to log into any type of host that requires the user to log in using an emulator (e.g. ACF2 or RACF mainframe, a Unix host, a Cisco router, etc.).

SecureLogin Terminal Launcher can be configured to work with several different terminal emulators. Terminal Launcher can also be used to navigate the user to a particular subsystem or menu within an application.

As with all SecureLogin scripts, Terminal Launcher scripts can be saved as corporate scripts, allowing all users access to the script.

Create a SecureLogin Script

Run SecureLogin Single Sign-On.
Click Manage Logins.

Click New.

Select New application.
Enter a meaningful name in the Name textbox.
Select Terminal Launcher as the Type.
Click Create.

Absolute Telnet appears as an available Application.
Select Absolute Telnet.
Click Edit.

Select the Script tab.

Enter the following script:

WaitForText “ogin:”
Type $Username
Type @E
WaitForText “assword:”
Type $Password
Type @E

Parts of the SecureLogin scripting language are case sensitive. The omission of the "L" in login and the "P" in password allows the script to work regardless of whether the "L" and the "P" are displayed in upper or lower case type. The script will wait for the text "ogin", when the script detects the text "ogin" it will enter the value of the variable $Username.

Click OK.
Click OK again.
Close SecureLogin Single Sign-On.

The script has now been created.

Configure Terminal Launcher

Run SecureLogin Terminal Launcher.
Absolute Telnet appears in the Available applications list.
Click Edit Available Emulators.

Click New.

Enter a Name for the emulator.
Select Generic as the Emulator Type.
Click OK.

Enter the following information:

• Emulator Path
This is the path to the exe file for the emulator.

• Host Name
This is the IP address of the host to which you wish to connect.

• Output IDs

• Input IDs

Click OK.
Click Done.

Terminal Launcher is now configured.

Test the Configuration

Double-click Absolute Telnet in the Available applications list.
Select Absolute Telnet from the Emulator drop down box.
Click OK.

The first time the script is run, SecureLogin Single Sign-On will prompt the user for their Username and Password.

Enter the Username.
Enter the Password.

Click OK.
The emulator will be launched, the username and password will automatically be entered, and the user will be logged into the session.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10080106
  • Solution ID: NOVL86999
  • Creation Date: 10Feb2003
  • Modified Date: 06May2003
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