Cisco Secure Desktop Configuration Guide for Cisco ASA 5500 Series Administrators, Release 3.4.1
Customizing User Banners and Backgrounds
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Customizing User Banners and Backgrounds

Table Of Contents

Customizing User Banners and Backgrounds

Changing the Secure Desktop Text Color

Dialog Windows Displayed to Remote Users

Changing the Banners and Background


Customizing User Banners and Backgrounds


This chapter describes how to change the appearance of CSD. You can use ASDM to change the Secure Desktop background (the vault with the lock icon) and its text color, and the dialog banners for the Desktop, Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger, and Close Secure Desktop windows.

Custom banners and backgrounds are supported on remote PCs running the following Windows OSs:

32-bit Windows Vista—KB935855 or Windows Vista SP1 (or later) must be installed.

32-bit Windows XP SP2 and SP3.

This section includes the following topics:

Changing the Secure Desktop Text Color

Dialog Windows Displayed to Remote Users

Changing the Banners and Background

Changing the Secure Desktop Text Color

You can change the text color of the three options displayed on the Secure Desktop (vault). These options are located in the bottom right corner of the Secure Desktop (Figure 8-1):

Figure 8-1 Secure Desktop Text Color

To change the color of these options, go to Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Secure Desktop Manager > Secure Desktop Customization. The Secure Desktop Customization panel opens (Figure 8-2).

Click Color and choose Custom. Select a color from the swatch or using the HSB and RGB tabs.

Figure 8-2 Changing the Text Color of the Secure Desktop

Dialog Windows Displayed to Remote Users

This section shows the various dialog windows and Secure Desktop background displayed to remote users. The Cache Cleaner dialog (Figure 8-3) displays information about the installation of Cache Cleaner and its status:

Figure 8-3 Cache Cleaner Dialog

The Close dialog window (Figure 8-4) opens when you close Secure Desktop:

Figure 8-4 Close Dialog Window

The Keystroke Logger Detector dialog (Figure 8-5) opens after scanning the computer for possible keystroke logger programs:

Figure 8-5 Keystroke Logger Detector Dialog

Various message dialog windows (Figure 8-6) open for the Secure Desktop, Keystroke Logger, and Cache Cleaner:

Figure 8-6 Message Dialog

The Secure Desktop background (Figure 8-7) displays in the Secure Desktop. There is no banner for this image. Your custom file replaces the entire background:

Figure 8-7 Secure Desktop Background

Changing the Banners and Background

By default, the banner area of the dialog windows contains the Cisco logo and title Secure Desktop for SSL VPN. Figure 8-8 shows an example dialog window and the banner area.

Figure 8-8 Banner Area of Dialog Windows

You can import your own image file to replace the banners of the four dialog windows. You can also replace the entire Secure Desktop (Vault) background with your own background image.

The supported file formats are JPEG, GIF, and PN G. The image can be any size, and is scaled to fit the banner area. Table 8-1 provides the approximate banner size for each dialog so you can create a banner that scales well.

Table 8-1 Banner Sizes

Dialog Banner
Approximate Size

Cache Cleaner Dialog Banner

320 x 40

Close Dialog Banner

420 x 80

Keystroke Logger Detector Dialog Banner

630 x 40

Message Dialog Banner

320 x 40


To replace a banner, you import your own banner image to the security appliance. If you have an image that you imported previously to Web Contents, you can use that image also, as described in Step 7 of the following procedure.


Note The following instructions assume you are using ASDM 6.1 or earlier.


To import a new image, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Remote Access VPN > Clientless SSL VPN Access > Portal > Web Contents and click Import.

The Import Web Content window opens.

Figure 8-9 Import Web Content

Step 2 Click Browse Local Files, select the image file to import, and click Select.

ASDM inserts the path to the file into the Path box.

Step 3 Click No under Destination.

Step 4 Click Import Now.

Step 5 Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.

Step 6 Continue with the next instruction to insert a previously imported image.

Step 7 To insert an image that you imported previously to Web Contents, click Edit and choose Edit Using Device Web Contents (Figure 8-10). Choose a file from Web Contents.

Figure 8-10 Using a Banner Image Previously Imported to Web Contents

After importing an image, the panel displays a preview of that image. Depending on the speed of your connection, it may take ASDM up to 40 seconds to display each image.