The difference between "locking" (Lock Workstation) and "signing out/logging out" (Logout) is what happens to your applications. Locking the computer means your apps are still ON and running. Logging/signing off will CLOSE all applications before signing out of the session. If you are the only user on your computer, it's best to lock your PC since your programs will still be running when you return.
Disconnect Session (Switch User) also keeps your apps running.
Lock Workstation: This option will lock the computer but keep all the user's programs running. It is similar to hitting the Windows key + L key on Windows machines. This option is suitable when there is only a single user on the computer.
Disconnect Session (Switch User): This option will lock the computer and disconnect the current user's session on Windows machines. This will allow another user to access their own account quickly after they authenticate using their own GateKeeper token. This method is similar to the "Switch User" option in Windows and macOS. This option is best when there are multiple users accessing the computer.
Logout: Sign out. This option will log out the currently connected user when their token goes out of range. This will close all running programs and ready the computer for the next user to log in.
The difference between lock and sign out is what happens to your applications - locking the computer leaves the applications running and signing out closes all applications. Locking is best when there's only one user.
For any additional questions or concerns regarding locking, logging off, proximity settings, credential management, or compliance, please contact GateKeeper Enterprise support using the Support Ticket form on https://gkaccess.com/support/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lock or log off automatically when you're away from your computer.
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