1. Proposed title of this feature request: KIOSK Mode
3. What is the nature and description of the request?
When SPICE is in full screen mode a hidden bar on the top middle screen allow users to minimize the session or close it completely. I would like to request a feature on RHEV-M to enable or disable the hidden bar feature on a per VM bases.
4. List the business requirements here:
In a College/Student Lab I would like to replace physical PCs with SPICE able thin clients. Such that the students can't tell the difference between a physical PC and a virtual PC. Students should not be able to come out of the VM environment while SPICE is running. There should be no visible or hidden indicators on the screen indicating a remote session. It should work similar to a KIOSK machine where a user does not have access to the underlying PC.
5. How would you like to achieve this? (List the functional requirements here)
In RHEV-M 3.3 an administrator has the ability to customize a VM by clicking Edit. A dialog box appears with the title "Edit Virtual Machine". An administrator should be able to click on "Show Advance Options" --> "Console" --> KIOSK MODE with option enable or disable. The the default value for KIOSK MODE should be disable.
6. For each functional requirement listed, specify how Red Hat and the customer can test to confirm the requirement is successfully implemented
7. Does you have any specific timeline dependencies and which release would they like to target (i.e. RHEL5, RHEL6)?
8. Is the sales team involved in this request and do they have any additional input?
9. List any affected packages or components.
SPICE packages in RHEV-M
10. Would you be able to assist in testing this functionality if implemented?
moving back to RFE for portal integration and prioritizing by PM
The original virt-viewer bug for kiosk mode is bug 872723 (fixed in rhel 6.6)
(In reply to Robert McSwain from comment #0)
> 5. How would you like to achieve this? (List the functional requirements
> In RHEV-M 3.3 an administrator has the ability to customize a VM by clicking
> Edit. A dialog box appears with the title "Edit Virtual Machine". An
> administrator should be able to click on "Show Advance Options" -->
> "Console" --> KIOSK MODE with option enable or disable. The the default
> value for KIOSK MODE should be disable.
NB: it's likely that it won't be as seamless as that as in addition to having virt-viewer support kiosk-mode, you also want either no window manager, or a hardened window manager which ensures you don't get out of the session (eg ou don't want to be able to exit by pressing alt+f4)
From the customer:
I am willing to settle for just removing the drop down bar at the top middle of the screen which hides and unhides if the cursor hovers over it. Is this possible? Of course, I still want the "Show Advance Options" --> "Console" --> "KIOSK MODE" with option enable or disable.
In addition, can you make the browser plugin more persistent? For example, when the session ends instead of closing can you have a Red Hat logo on the screen but in the background it will be trying to reconnect the session. This may require another checkbox in "Show Advance Options" ---> "Console" --> "Persistence" with option enable or disable.
This bug did not make it in time for 3.6 release, moving out
michal - looks like a student project - can we consider for 4.0?
It is flagged as weekathon item already
Due to capacity constrains, postponing for next release.
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