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How can I tell whether my connection to Secure Global Desktop is secure?

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If you have a secure connection, the locked padlock symbol displays below the webtop menu bar. When you first log in, the page that displays on the webtop also tells you whether you have a secure or a standard connection. Secure connections to Secure Global Desktop are available only if a Secure Global Desktop Administrator has installed the Sun Secure Global Desktop Security Pack.

To see whether the Sun Secure Global Desktop Security Pack is installed, click the Info button on the webtop menu bar.

If the Sun Secure Global Desktop Security Pack is installed, you may not automatically receive a secure connection, or you may only get a secure connection under certain circumstances. Contact your Secure Global Desktop Administrator if you don't get a secure connection when you need one.

If you're using the classic webtop

If you're using the classic webtop, point to an area between the links on your webtop. If you have a secure connection, the status bar shows a message of the form: "Secure Global Desktop user: username (SSL connection)" .

To see whether the Sun Secure Global Desktop Security Pack is installed, click the About button on your Webtop.

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