Parallels RAS Portal Customization
Custom branded interfaces for Parallels Remote Access Server Web Portal
Parallels RAS is another leading remote publishing product that provides a solution for any organization seeking to reap the benefits of application/desktop virtualization. The lovable thing with the Parallels Remote Application server is the most easiest to install and configure. Parallels Remote Application Server delivers Windows applications to any user from anywhere, irrespective of the operating system, computer or mobile device they are using. Parallels RDP Client is the best in class and it runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and several other platforms. Parallels Web Portal is the browser based web portal which enables users to access the published applications using the browser.
Dart Innovations can offer custom interface solution over the Parallels web portals. We have deep insight with Parallels Remote Application server’s web portal framework hence we can provide you any level of interface customization not only the designs but some custom features as well. We can apply your company branding on each screens of Parallels Web Portal.
Here are some features we can offer with our Custom Interface Solution
This feature lets you post all your important messages, news and announcements on both login and after login pages of your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal interface. You can manage these short messages from the IAdmin back end using options like post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate. It is possible that you can post announcements on AD group based or OU based.
This utility allows you to present your important links, resources on both login and after login pages of your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal interface. The IAdmin interface allows you to post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate the links. This can be called as company links, web links, bookmarks or useful resources. This can be managed on group or OU based.
Forgot Password for users
This option is placed on your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal login page which helps user to reset password and recover their password by self when they have forgot their original password. It works in the similar fashion of how most Forgot Password reset flow works in web.
Similar to Forgot Password this option helps to recover the username itself for users who forgot their username of RD web /Active directory. This can be validated against their AD email address or phone number. User receives their username in email on completion of successful validation.
Password Reset – Admin
This is an IAdmin back end module which allows administrator to reset a user password and send the new password via email. The module clearly validates against your AD password policy and allows you reset the password of a user in a single step. The feature saves lot time by avoiding the need of logging into Active Directory system.
Create Active Directory users – Admin
This is an IAdmin module that lets your administrators to create your active directory users from the web interface itself. You can create users with all user information such as company, email, title, phone and others. You can assign them to specific OU and groups as well. Once created user will be receiving an email with username and randomly generated password
Social widgets integration
You can integrate your Twitter feed or Facebook widget into your RD Web page. The widget settings can be managed via IAdmin back end.
The tiny widget allows you to show a RSS news feed on your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal login page and/or after login page. The RSS feed URL can be simply managed from the IAdmin back end module.
Active Directory information
An information utility that displays the logged in user information pulled from Active Directory. Last logged in time, Email id, Phone, Title, Department and Company is some useful information to display on the page. You can also display any other user information from Active Directory.
This enabled single sign on facility to login to OWA (Email) from your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal interface. User doesn’t need to sign in again at OWA login when they are already signed in at RAS Web Portal. We can also integrate SSO for any other email system.
Administrators can upload the documents on AD group based which will be available to users for download or read. It can be PDF, MS Word, text files or anything else. Admin can add, edit, delete and sort the documents order at any time. This useful feature lets you share your documents like training materials, user guides, reports, company handbooks or other manuals among your users in a group based manner.
The feature allows you to provide dowloadable tools inside the RD Web Access interface. That may be corporate tools, utilities, software patches or desktop clients. You can upload any format of applications, executable files, compressed zip files or any other formats from the IAdmin module and distribute them to your uses in a group based manner.
You can place number of videos into the Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal interface and show them on AD user/group based. It is very useful when you want to place your training videos or other information videos to your staffs/users. You can integrate youtube, video or other video streaming platforms and all of them can be managed from the IAdmin back end using the options such as Add, Edit, Delete and Sort.
You Parallels RAS Web Portal interface page can be bundled as a tiny widget which you can integrate on your website or in other web apps. The widget functions the same as how Parallels RAS Web Portal login functions but with more simplified look to implement easily into a web page.
These are some widgets we can integrate on your login and/or after login pages of your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal. These are just few widgets as example but you can come up with your own options to make your Custom Parallels RAS Web Portal interface richer look.
IAdmin (Interface Admin Management Module)
IAdmin is a free module ships with your custom interface package which runs as a separate website. It helps you to manage all your custom features. Example, you can add, edit, delete and sort your announcements or web links using this module. The features like Password Reset By Admin, Create AD Users are IAdmin specific modules. You can also manage email template that is sent during the password reset or user creation from the IAdmin module. We can also add any additional CMS modules such as Manage logos, Manage Promo Banners, or Manage Branding Elements (that let’s you manage your custom logo, background image) or anything you need upon your specific request. The IAdmin has an option called Web Encrypt/Decrypt which provides additional security by allowing you to encrypt your SQL/LDAP connection strings in your web config file.
Don’t see a feature you have in mind? We like to hear about your ideas/needs and convert that as a custom feature.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It takes 2 weeks in general to customize a Parallels (2X) Web Portal. 1 week for design and 1 week for implementation. If you need some custom features it may take little more time based on your requirements which will be discussed at the start of project.
The standard features that most companies require are Forgot Password, Forgot Username, Announcements, Web Links, OWA Integrations, Documents, Downloads, Active Directory Info, Client Info, Twitter, RSS, Password Reset by Admin, Create AD Users and few more. However we are ready to hear your specific requirements and convert them as features for you.Yes, our Customized Interface will be applied on your Desktop based Windows Receiver Client too.
Yes, we can add our custom features into your existing Parallels (2X) RAS Web Portal either it has a default look or customized look. Our cost differs based on your customized design and features you need which will be discussed and estimated then.
No, if you are only customizing the look and feel. If you are willing add our custom features then we recommend going for SQL. You may have a simple SQL Express edition which is good enough. However we have XML based solution which we can offer for the customers those who not like to go for SQL.
Yes, our Remote Install Assistance applies to all our interface customers at free of cost. We can support you from remote using web based remote programs.
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