Selecting actions for a system

You can select a system to work with by clicking anywhere in the row that contains the system name to display the system details or by clicking the check box for a row. Selecting a system displays the Actions menu from which you can select the action you want to perform.

For example, select a system using the check box, then click Actions to display the list of potential actions.

The same actions are available from the Actions menu when you view the details for an individual system. For most systems, you can select the following actions:

  • Select/Request Account to search for and select the account you want to use to log on to the system.
  • Enter Account to log on by specifying a user name and password.
  • Add to Set to add the selected system to a new or existing set.
  • Test connection to perform a health check on the selected system and determine if the system is reachable.
  • Delete to remove a system from the list.

Most of the actions you can select perform a task directly on the selected system. For example, you can open a remote session on the system using the password for an account you select or using a specified user name and password. The permissions associated with your account determine which tasks you can perform, however. For example, if you don’t have the Login permission but a request and approval work flow is enabled, you might be able to submit a request to a designated approver to log on to a selected system.

For more information about configuring, requesting, and responding to access requests, see Managing access requests. Also see Management port for password operations.

Depending on the system you have selected, you might also see the Use My Account action. This action can only be executed on computers where additional configuration steps have been performed. For more information about how to configure a computer to use this action, see Authenticating with a single-use SSH Certificate.

If you have desktop applications configured and the system is referenced in the Command Line field, then you will see the launch action for that application. See Adding Desktop Apps using the Admin Portal for information on configuring desktop applications.