Dynamic RDP shortcuts for SSL VPN

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May 4th, 2010
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I could swear I read somwhere that there was a way to configure the Cisco ACS server (or a RADIUS/LDAP AAA Server) to pass a rdp:// type shortcut to the users bookmakrs when he/she logs into a SSL VPN portal and uses the AAA server to authenticate.  So for an example:

Sally is in accounting and so is Bill.  Both have SSL VPN access.  When Sally logs in to the VPN portal, a shortcut to create a Terminal Server connection to her specific workstation is there in her bookmakrs.  Same for Bill but Bill has a unique shortcut for his workstation.

Am I dreaming or was there a way to do this?


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Christopher Bell Tue, 05/04/2010 - 17:50
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Thanks for the reply! This is something that I had considered -- but it would mean a separate bookmark for each user no?  If you have several hundred users... this could be tedious, not to mention a nightmare to police.  I'm acutually looking for a way to do this in a more dynamic fashion.

Christopher Bell Wed, 05/05/2010 - 01:25
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Certainly worth a second look, but at first glance I don't see how that would work since the substituion would have to be either a hostname or an IP address.  I guess if the hostname was based off their username it might work, but that's not the case here.

Is there a way to pass a url list via Radius attributes?  Those would be dynamic .. no?


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