Cisco Secure Desktop Configuration Guide for Cisco ASA 5500 Series Administrators, Release 3.1.1
Setting Up CSD for Macintosh and Linux Clients
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Setting Up CSD for Macintosh and Linux Clients

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Setting Up CSD for Macintosh and Linux Clients


Setting Up CSD for Macintosh and Linux Clients


CSD supports the Cache Cleaner and VPN feature policy for remote clients running Macintosh or Linux. To configure the Secure Desktop experience for these clients, click Mac & Linux Cache Cleaner in the Secure Desktop Manager menu.

The Mac and Linux Cache Cleaner pane appears (Figure 7-1).

Figure 7-1 Cache Cleaner — Mac and Linux Cache Cleaner


Note This pane lets you configure both the Cache Cleaner and VPN feature policy for all Mac and Linux clients.


Set the attributes as follows:

Launch cleanup upon global timeout and Timeout after—Check to set a global timeout after which CSD launches the Cache Cleaner. Use the drop-down list to set the timeout period.

Let user reset timeout—Check to allow the user to reset the timeout period.

Launch cleanup upon exiting of browser—Check to launch cache cleaning when the user closes all browser instances.

Enable cancellation of cleaning—Check to allow the user to cancel the cache cleaning.

Secure Delete—CSD encrypts and writes the cache to the remote client's disk. Upon termination of the Secure Desktop, CSD converts all bits occupied by the cache to all 0's, then to all 1's, and then to randomized 0's and 1's. Choose the number of times for CSD to perform this cleanup task. The default setting, 1 pass, meets the US Department of Defense (DoD) standard for securely deleting files. Following the completion of the task the number of times specified, CSD removes the pointer to the file.

Enable web browsing if Mac or Linux installation fails—Check to allow web browsing (but disable other remote-access features) if Cache Cleaner installation fails.

Web Browsing—Check to permit the use of the Secure Desktop to browse the web.


Note To ensure security, the Secure Desktop Manager supports only web browsing by clients in unknown locations and access outside of the CSD environment.


File Access—Check to permit the use of the Secure Desktop to access files on a remote server.

Port Forwarding—Check to permit the use of the Secure Desktop to connect a client application installed on the local PC to the TCP/IP port of a peer application on a remote server.

Click Apply All to save the running configuration to the flash device.