Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is a secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and mainframe servers, from a wide range of popular client devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs, and tablets such as the Apple iPad and Android-based devices.  Oracle Secure Global Desktop gives users the ability to work securely from any device and anywhere, while providing administrators the tools they need to control access to applications and desktop environments resident in the data center.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop is great for users inside the corporate firewall, and via the SGD Gateway, for users outside the firewall too. No VPN is required.

And SGD is certified for use with Oracle’s web-based applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Primavera and many others- and is also certified for use with Oracle’s Exalogic Elastic Cloud system to provide secure access directly to Oracle Applications co-resident in Exalogic for an exceptionally responsive user experience.


What's New

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.5, providing simpler installation and easier maintenance in the cloud and on premises.

This product update introduces significant changes to component packaging and install processes, designed to allow faster installation and easier product maintenance within the cloud, as well as customer-hosted, on premises deployments.

SGD 5.5 for Oracle Linux

SGD 5.5 builds upon the features delivered within earlier releases, but has been developed with performance and modularity in mind.

To facilitate this, we have introduced a clean-sheet redesign of the product packaging and installation process. Tightly integrated with the Oracle Linux yum repository ecosystem, the product is now delivered in feature-specific component packages, and allowing for substantially faster installations than previous releases.  This model lays the foundation for the streamlined delivery of fixes and new features.

Please see the full release announcement at Doc ID 2556032.1


Previous News

We've now publicly released an important set of patch set updates for SGD in parallel with Oracle's scheduled April 2019 CPU. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms.

The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments.

As always: these updates have also been documented within the Latest Release and 5.4 reference pages of the SGD Release Announcement Reference:
Secure Global Desktop Release Announcement Reference (Doc ID 2093579.2)

More information on Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, including details for Oracle's April 2019 Announcement have been published to the OTN.


We've now publicly released an important set of patch set updates for SGD in parallel with Oracle's scheduled January 2019 CPU. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms.

The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments.
As always: these changes have been documented within the the SGD Release Announcement Reference:
More information on Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, including details for Oracle’s January 2019 Announcement have been published to the OTN. 


We've now publicly released an important set of patch set updates for SGD in parallel with Oracle's scheduled October 2018 CPU. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms.

The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments. As always: these changes have been documented within the the SGD Release Announcement Reference: a one-stop-shop for the latest publicly available updates for SGD!

Secure Global Desktop Release Announcement Reference (Doc ID 2093579.2)

More information on Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, including details for Oracle's October 2018 announcement can be found on OTN, here: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html
We released patch sets for SGD 5.3 and the first patch for SGD 5.4. Here are the links the the new and updated MOS documents outlining fixed escalations and implemented enhancement requests
  • 5.4
  • 5.3
    • Updated - (Doc ID 2255450.1) - Patch Set Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3
    • Updated - (Doc ID 2260412.1) - Web Server Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3
    • Updated - (Doc ID 2255460.1) - Patch Set Updates for Oracle SGD Gateway, Version 5.3
We have updated the Overview document which summarizes all the releases

Updated - (Doc ID 2093579.2) - Oracle Secure Global Desktop, Release Announcement Reference

We have publicly released Oracle SGD 5.4 with several improvements. Highlights include:
  • Java-less client launch
  • HTML5 improvements
    • multiple sessions
    • suspend/resume across clients
  • SSH key authentication to Unix Application Servers
  • client IP address propagation
  • support for client certificate authentication
Please see our public blog announcement Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.4 Now Available

    • We have publicly released an important set of patch set updates for SGD in parallel with Oracle's January 2018 CPU. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms.

      The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with this release, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments.

          • Patch Set Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3 (Doc ID 2255450.1)
          • Patch Set Updates for SGD Gateway, Version 5.3 (Doc ID 2255460.1)
          • Web Server Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3 (Doc ID 2260412.1)
          • Java Virtual Machine Updates for Secure Global Desktop (Doc ID 1585558.1)

      As always: these changes have been documented within the ever-evolving Patch Matrices of the SGD Release Announcement Reference: a one-stop-shop for the latest publicly available updates for SGD!

          • Secure Global Desktop, Release Announcement Reference (Doc ID 2093579.2)

      More information on Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, including details for Oracle’s January 2018 announcement can be found on OTN, here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

      Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3 now available! Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3 delivers various features and enhancements including IPv6 support and VM Connectors. Read about what’s new from Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3 release announcement blog.