Cisco Secure Desktop Configuration Guide for VPN 3000 Concentrator Series and Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module Administrators, Release 3.1.1
Enabling and Disabling CSD
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Enabling and Disabling CSD

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Enabling and Disabling CSD

Enabling and Disabling CSD on the VPN 3000 Concentrator Series

Enabling and Disabling CSD on the Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module


Enabling and Disabling CSD


Refer to the section that names the applicable device, from the following list:

Enabling and Disabling CSD on the VPN 3000 Concentrator Series

Enabling and Disabling CSD on the Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module

Enabling and Disabling CSD on the VPN 3000 Concentrator Series

By default, the VPN 3000 Concentrator disables support for CSD. You can enable CSD before or after you configure it.


Caution If you already made configuration changes to CSD, save them before proceeding.

Disabling CSD does not alter the CSD configuration.

Enable or disable VPN 3000 Concentrator support for CSD, or view the current enable/disable setting, as follows:


Step 1 Choose Configuration | Tunneling and Security | WebVPN | Secure Desktop | Setup in the VPN Concentrator Manager.

The Configuration | Tunneling and Security | WebVPN | Secure Desktop | Setup window opens (Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1 Enabling or Disabling VPN 3000 Concentrator Support for CSD (Before)

The selected radio button indicates the current setting. Continue with the next step if you need to change it.

Step 2 Click Enable Secure Desktop or Disable Secure Desktop.

The window shows "Save Needed" to the right and displays the Secure Desktop Setup and Manager links at the bottom (Figure 2-2).

Figure 2-2 Enabling or Disabling VPN 3000 Concentrator Support for CSD (After)

"Save Needed" means that the VPN 3000 Concentrator configuration that is active in memory contains a change that has not been saved.

Step 3 Click Save Needed.

Step 4 A Save Successful confirmation window opens.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 The VPN Manager replaces "Save Needed" with "Save" to indicate it saved the VPN 3000 Concentrator configuration you modified.


Enabling and Disabling CSD on the Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module


Note Refer to Configuring the WebVPN Services Module for detailed instructions on configuring a context; refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module Command Reference for complete command syntax and usage guidelines.


By default, the WebVPN Services Module disables support for CSD. You must enable CSD on a context before you can configure CSD. Disabling CSD does not alter the CSD configuration.

Enable or disable WebVPN Services Module support for CSD as follows:


Step 1 Enter the following command to enter WebVPN context command mode:

webvpn context context-name

context-name specifies the name of a WebVPN instance, also called a context.

Step 2 Enter one of the following commands:

csd enable to enable CSD

This command adds context-name to the drop-down list next to the Virtual Context attribute, which appears after you use an Internet browser to connect to CSD and log in. You need to select this name to configure CSD for remote clients. ("Catalyst 6500 Series WebVPN Services Module" describes how to connect to CSD.)

For example,

webvpn(config-webvpn-context)# CSD enable

no csd enable to disable CSD

This command removes context-name from the drop-down list next to the Virtual Context attribute.

For example,

webvpn(config-webvpn-context)# no CSD enable



Note The context must be in service for CSD to be available to remote clients. You can place the context in service before or after configuring CSD. To do so, enter WebVPN context command mode as shown in Step 1, then enter the inservice command. For example,
webvpn(config-webvpn-context)# inservice