Session watermark policy settings

The session watermark section contains policy settings to configure this feature. Enabling this feature causes a significant rise in the network bandwidth and CPU usage by the VDA machine. We recommend that you configure session watermark for selected VDA machines based on your available hardware resources.

Important

Enable session watermark for the other watermark policy settings to be effective. To achieve a better user experience, don’t enable more than two watermark text items.

Enable session watermark

When you enable this setting, the session display has an opaque textual watermark displaying session-specific information. The other watermark settings depend on this one being enabled.

By default, session watermark is disabled.

Include client IP address

When you enable this setting, the session displays the current client IP address as a watermark.

By default, Include client IP address is disabled.

Include connection time

When you enable this setting, the session watermark displays a connect time. The format is yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm. The time displayed is based on the system clock and time zone.

By default, Include connection time is disabled.

Include logon user name

When you enable this setting, the session displays the current logon user name as a watermark. The display format is USERNAME@DOMAINNAME. We recommend that the user name is a maximum of 20 characters. When a user name is more than 20 characters, excessively small character fonts or truncation might occur and lessen the watermark effectiveness.

By default, Include logon user name is enabled.

Include VDA host name

When you enable this setting, the session displays the VDA host name of the current ICA session as a watermark.

By default, Include VDA host name is enabled.

Include VDA IP address

When you enable this setting, the session displays the VDA IP address of the current ICA session as a watermark.

By default, VDA IP address is disabled.

Session watermark style

This setting controls whether you display a single watermark text label or multiple labels. Choose Multiple or Single from the Value drop-down menu.

Multiple displays five watermark labels in the session. One in the center and four in the corners.

Single displays a single watermark label in the center of the session.

By default, Session watermark style is Multiple.

Watermark custom text

This setting specifies a custom text string (for example, the corporate name) to display in the session watermark. When you configure a non-empty string, it displays the text in a new line appending other information enabled in the watermark. The watermark custom text maximum is 25 Unicode characters. If you configure a longer string, it is truncated to 25 characters.

There is no default text.

Watermark transparency

You can specify watermark opacity from 0 through 100. The larger the value specified, the more opaque the watermark.

By default, the value is 17.