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    Using GINA Chaining

    Network Connect supports GINA chaining. GINA chaining means that one GinaDLL calls another GinaDLL. By default, enabling NC GINA also enables NC GINA chaining. The Network Connect client detects any currently installed GINA component on top of the existing GINA chain. If the GINA component is compatible, NC GINA is placed in front of the current GINA components. Currently, Network Connect supports the following GINA components:

    • Cisco VPN client (CSGina.dll)
    • Microsoft GINA (msgina.dll)
    • Nortel Networks VPN client (nngina.dll)
    • RSA SecurID (AceGina.dll)
    • Novell GINA (NWGINA.dll)

    If an installed GINA component is not supported (that is, not in the above list), a warning message appears and the NC GINA is not installed.

    If you uninstall a GINA component after Network Connect adds its information to the GINA chain, the NC GINA removes the saved GINA information and does not call the removed GINA component the next time it goes through GINA chaining.

    Note: If the NC GINA is installed at the top of the GINA chain (meaning, it is the last one installed), the NC GINA is uninstalled when you uninstall the Network Connect client. However, if the NC GINA is in the middle of the chain, you must remove all GINAs higher in the chain than the Network Connect GINA prior to removing the NC GINA.

    Published: 2011-03-14