Creating a Streamed App
 

As an administrator, you will sometimes need to create streaming apps for your users. 

This short guide will show you step by step how to:

 

 

Create a Streamed App

 

Streamed apps are the most common type of app in Apporto.  They are installed on a server in the cloud and “streamed” to the user’s local computer through a web browser.

 

Basic App Setup

 

Using your preferred web browser, navigate to the URL for your Apporto system, for example, “mycollege.apporto.com”, and log in to the system using your Admin credentials.

Click the Apps icon in the Navigation panel.

The ‘Apps’ screen displays.

The Apps screen lists all apps currently configured for your Apporto system.

Click New

The ‘Select the Type of App’ dialog displays.

Select the Streamed radio button.

The ‘Create App - Streamed’ screen displays.

Mandatory fields are identified by a red asterisk (*).

Enter the appropriate values for the app:

Enter the name of the app in the App name text box.

Enter the name of the app publisher in the Publisher text box.

Enter the version number for the app in the App version text box.

If desired, Upload a logo for the app.

Logo files must be less than 5 MB. Allowed file type are png, gif, jpg, or jpeg. Images must be smaller than 100x100 pixels. Images larger than 100x100 pixels are scaled to the allowed size limit.

Enter one or more keywords that describe the app in the Tags text box. When entering multiple keywords, separate entries with commas.

 

If desired, enter a brief Description of the app, any special Instructions, and/or a Link to vendor website

 

Add Scripts

 

If desired, add a provisioning script for the app:

 

 

Select the Add Provisioning script checkbox. The screen refreshes to display the ‘Add provisioning script’ upload tools.

Click Choose File.

A standard File Upload dialog displays.

Locate and select the desired file, then click Open. The File Upload dialog closes automatically, and the name of the selected file is shown next to the Browse button.

Click Upload to upload the provisioning script. The name of the uploaded document displays when the upload is complete.

To run the provisioning script when a user is created AND belongs to the group that requires that app, select the Run when user is created checkbox.

Repeat the steps above if you wish to add Deprovisioning and Launch scripts.

 

Linux Desktop/App

 

Check the Linux Desktop/App box if the streaming application is a Linux desktop or app.

 

One VM per user

 

Check One VM per user if you want the desktop to have a dedicated Virtual Machine for each user. This is typically used when users need administrative permissions to the virtual machine.

 

Launch App in Desktop

 

Check Launch App in Desktop if you want an application to launch in a full desktop. This option enables users to take advantage of Windows desktop features and access the Apporto Cloud Mounter. If you check the box, you will be prompted to enter an App Code at the bottom of the form. Contact Apporto to assign an App Code.

 

Set Max Storage Allocation

 

If desired, specify the maximum amount of storage allocated to each user of the app (30GB maximum) in the Storage Quota Per User field.

 

Configure Launch Options

 

Enter the remote app launcher name which is the name of the remote application that's being launched, for example, “WINPROJ”, in the Remote app launcher name text box.

 

Enter the Cloud Platform

Enter the Region

Enter the Streaming Server Hostname

Enter the SFTP Server Hostname (optional) which enables users to upload and download the file in the SFTP Hostname field.

Enter the SFTP Server Port

Enter the Virtualization Pool Hostname

Enter the Virtualization Pool Listener

Use the Environment checkboxes to specify the environments to which you wish to publish the app; DEV, TEST and/or PROD. The DEV checkbox is enabled by default, and cannot be deselected.

 

Create App

 

When all necessary information has been entered, click Submit to create the app.

The ‘App Detail’ screen for the newly created app displays.

The app can now be published to the desired groups or users.