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Post by kbradley06 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:14 pm
I am not sure if this is already a feature or not(if it is I cannot figure out how to make it work), but it would be nice if the connection could be established at computer startup before login, as I use an AD server and I would like users to authenticate and retrieve the latest policies upon login as well as connecting to mapped network drives.

It would also be nice if the tray could be password protected; so once the connection is established at startup the user cannot bypass without password. And as far as that goes, it could even have an option to hide the tray icon. I want to force my users to use this program and not be able to bypass connecting through the VPN. This way no matter what they will be connected to the company network and all their traffic will be forced through. Is that possible at all??

Both of these would be great features to have for me as an admin.


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Post by Eric » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:01 pm
Hi kbradley06,

Apologies for the delay in replying to your feedback, and thank you for it.

In regards to connecting before login, please have a look at this thread for more information on that - http://thesparklabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=843

In regards to password protecting the system tray menu, we can certainly add this to our list of possible future features, more likely though password protecting a user from disconnecting (so they can reconnect in case of a dropout) and accessing Preferences as well as removing the ability to exit maybe. As an administrator, do you have any thoughts on this approach? Out of interest, would you find more use in requiring the administration login of a administrator account on the system, or the ability to set a custom password more useful?

As for hiding the tray icon, this is probably going a touch too far I'm afraid. If we hide the tray, then there is no way to get into Viscosity in case a user needs to get to logs when having problems connecting, for example.

Thanks for the feedback once again!


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Post by kbradley06 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:55 pm
I would say that either logging in as an administrator or having a separate password would work equally well for me. I would say that a separate password might be better because I tend to give the user who the computer is used by local admin access and then that would defeat my purpose.
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