You can associate a user or a group of users with a specific site in a Universal Broker environment, called a home site. Home sites help you define how Universal Broker searches for resources from assignments to fulfill your end users' connection requests.

One use case for home sites involves managing the connection requests for roaming users and groups. For example, if a user has a home site in San Francisco but is visiting London, Universal Broker begins searching in the San Francisco site to fulfill the user's desktop request rather than routing the request to a desktop closer to the user.

Introducing the Users and Groups Page

The Users and Groups page lists the users and groups who are entitled to multi-cloud assignments in your Universal Broker environment. The page also lets you assign a home site to a user or group.

To open the Users and Groups page, select Settings > Users and Groups.



The Users and Groups page reports the following information.

Column Details
User Name Displays the name of the user or group.
Domain Displays the Active Directory domain in which the user or group resides.
Type Displays the type of user account.
Home Site Displays the name of the home site associated with the user or group.

Actions Available on the Users and Groups Page

You can perform the following actions from the Users and Groups page.

Action Description
New The New action lets you create a home site assignment that associates a home site with the selected user or group. See Configuring a Home Site Assignment.
Edit Click Edit to change the home site associated with the selected user or group.
Delete Click Delete to remove the existing home site assignment from the selected user or group.

Configuring a Home Site Assignment

To associate a home site with a user or group, perform the following steps.

  1. On the Users and Groups page, click New. The New Home Site Assignment wizard appears.

    New Home Site Assignment wizard
  2. On the Users page of the wizard, specify the user or group that will receive the home site assignment.
    1. For Domain, specify the Active Directory domain in which the user or group resides.
      Note: Only cloud-configured domains are available for selection.
    2. For Find Users, enter the first few characters of the user or group name, and select the user or group of users from the list that appears. Your selection is added to the Selected Users / User Groups list.
      Note: To remove a user or group from the list, select the check box to the left of the user or group, and click Remove.
  3. Specify the details of the home site assignment.
    1. Select the check box next to the user or group that will receive the home site assignment.
    2. Click Assign Home Site and select a site from the menu.
    3. Click Next.
  4. Review the settings on the Summary page, and then click Finish.

The configured user or group appears in the Users and Groups list, with the associated home site indicated under the Home Site column.