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Configuring User Menu Levels in Reflection for the Web
Technical Note 2186
Last Reviewed 30-May-2008
Applies To
Reflection for the Web 2011 (All Editions)
Reflection for the Web 2008 (All Editions)
Summary

The Profiler feature, introduced in Reflection for the Web 9.5, can be used to customize user access to menus, dialog boxes, and toolbars in web-based terminal sessions. This feature replaces and enhances the "user menu level" configuration options in previous versions.

About the Profiler

The Reflection for the Web Profiler can be used the to restrict access to entire menus, dialog boxes, toolbars, or to specific items within them. You can select a level (profile type) and use the default settings for that level, or you can completely customize the menu items and dialogs that your end users will see.

The Profiler provides visual feedback to help you confirm which item is being enabled or disabled.

Difference from Earlier Versions

In earlier versions of Reflection, user access to menus was configured by specifying user levels from a configuration page within the Administrative WebStation. Existing sessions from these earlier releases will use a new profile setting that corresponds to the previous user level setting.

Locating the Profiler

The Profiler is accessed from the session menu:

  1. In the Administrative WebStation, open Session Manager.
  2. Select or create a session, and launch it.
  3. In the Reflection for the Web session, click Administration > User Interface Profiler (or Profiler).

Using the Profiler

This section guides you through the choices for profiling menus, dialog boxes, and toolbars.

Profile Types

As the administrator, you can choose among several profile types provided in the tool, or you can change individual settings to customize the profile. After making your selections, click OK to save the new profile for that session.

Open the User Interface Profiler (or Profiler), and select from the Profile types drop-down list to view the settings that are associated with each profile.

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  • No menus. This option disables access to all menus and associated dialog boxes. The options for basic toolbar access are available with the "No menus" profile type.
  • Basic. This is the default profile type.
  • Intermediate. The settings for this profile type include a wider range of Setup menu options.
  • Advanced. The settings for this profile type includes most terminal settings except for those associated with administration.
  • Administrator. This profile includes access to most menus, dialog boxes, and toolbars. Secure connections cannot be modified at any menu level.
  • Custom. Whenever you change an individual setting from one of the other profile types, the profile is automatically categorized as a Custom profile.

Menu Profiling

You can lock or unlock entire menus or individual items on a menu. On the Menu profiling tab, double-click the menu or menu item to lock or unlock it. Click OK in the Profiler dialog box to include your selections in the profile.

Note: The disabled menu commands will not display when the end user connects to this session.

Dialog Box Profiling

On the Dialog box profiling tab, click the name of a dialog box to open an image of it. In the dialog box image, click any setting to disable or enable access to that setting for this profile. Click the Update Profile button to include your selections in the profile.

Note: When the end user connects to this session, the disabled settings will display in the dialog box, but will appear dimmed and unavailable.

Toolbar Profiling

On the Toolbar profiling tab, double-click a toolbar item in the list to include it or exclude it from the profile. Click OK to include your selections in the profile.

Note: When an end user connects to this session, the disabled toolbar options will not be included on a displayed toolbar.

Shortcut Keys

The following keys, and key combinations, can be used in the Profiler.

  • The right arrow and left arrow keys expand and collapse a node in a tree structure.
  • From the root node, Alt+left arrow and Alt+right arrow expand and collapse all nodes in the tree structure.
  • On the menu and toolbar tabs, a highlighted item can be enabled or disabled by pressing the space bar. (Press the space bar and then click OK.)
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