By default, IGEL OS users are not presented with a full-screen remote session, but have access to the desktop and to the start menu. On the contrary, in the appliance mode, a single predefined session is presented full-screen to the user. As access to other applications is prevented, this reduces the system's potential exposure to attack.


The appliance mode is available for the following session types:

To enable the appliance mode for a session, proceed as follows:

  1. In IGEL Setup, go to Sessions > Appliance Mode.
  2. Pick the session and configure it according to the manual chapter Appliance Mode.
You can combine most of the appliance mode sessions with Two-factor Authentication for increased security.