Getting Started with the FastX Browser Client

FastX Version 2.0 contains an all new browser based client. Written entirely in javascript, No plugins are required.

Your system administrator will provide you with the url to connect to.

Logging In

Log in with your system username and password.

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Password authentication, Challenge/Response (One Time Password) and Public Key Authentication are supported.

 

The Sessions Page

Sessions Page

 

This is the main page of the browser client.  You will see a list of your currently running sessions on the server.  Click on a session to highlight it showing the options available.

Grid View

Session Actions

List View

session actions list

 

 

  • Edit Name: Edit the session name in the list (press Enter to accept changes)
  • Connect: Bring up a session in your browser
  • Disconnect: Disconnect a session. You can reconnect to it later
  • Terminate: Terminate a session, ending all processes and removing it from the session list

 

Creating a new session

Click the Start a new session

to bring up the new session dialog

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Start a session by

  • Click on an icon for a preconfigured bookmark.
  • or click on the Bookmarks drop down to fill in a predefined command.
  • or enter a command you wish to run

Press Start to start the session. That’s it!

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Security

All traffic is encrypted over https and wss channels by default.
Authentication is done using the remote system’s SSH server.

Browser Support

Any modern browser that supports ArrayBuffers. This includes

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • IE 10+

Mobile phones/tablets are also supported with a touch interface.