Use Jump Clients to Access Unattended Computers

To access an individual computer without end-user assistance, install a Jump Client on that system either from within a session or from the Jump Clients page of the administrative interface. Your account permissions may disallow you from using Jump Clients, or you may be allowed to Jump but not to deploy the clients yourself. You also may be allowed to pin clients to your personal Jump Group or only to one of your team Jump Groups. You may be disallowed to set passwords, or you may be allowed to access all Jump Clients without needing a password.

The Jump Interface

Load Jump Client List

The Jump interface appears below the queues pane of the representative console. Click Refresh to see the Jump Clients available to you. The list may contain both active and passive Jump Clients.

Note: For the differences between the two types of Jump Clients, see Active and Passive Jump Clients.

Jump Clients are grouped according to who can access them – only the user who created them, a particular team, or all users. You may see Jump Clients pinned to your personal Jump Group and to your team Jump Group, as well as to other teams whose Jump Clients your team has been granted access to. Team Managers and Team Leads can also view Jump Clients that team members of a lower role have pinned to their personal Jump Groups.

Jump Clients Menu

Jump to a Jump Client

Browse through groups or dynamically search for computers. Once you have found the computer you wish to access, double-click the entry, or select the entry and click the Jump button. This will attempt to start a session with the remote computer.

Note: If you need to access Jump Clients when no user is available, make sure the session permissions are set either to disable prompting or to default to Allow for unattended sessions.

Jump Client Access from Script

You may programmatically connect to a Jump Client directly from your systems management or ticketing tool. If your search results in only one Jump Client, the session will start immediately. If multiple Jump Clients are returned, select one of the Jump Clients listed in the selection window and click OK.


Note: For details about scripting, see Access Console Scripting and Client Scripting API.

Jump Policy Schedule

If a Jump Policy enforces a schedule for this Jump Client, an attempt to access the Jump Client outside of its permitted schedule prevents the Jump. A prompt informs you of the policy restrictions and provides the date and time when this Jump Client is next available for access.

Jump Client Properties

Jump Client Properties

Organize and manage existing Jump Clients by selecting one or more Jump Clients and clicking Properties.

Change a Jump Client's mode from the Connection Type dropdown. Active Jump Clients send statistics to the Bomgar Appliance on a defined interval. Passive Jump Clients send statistics to the Bomgar Appliance once a day or upon a manual check in. Based on the options your administrator sets, these statistics may include the remote computer’s logged-in console user, operating system, uptime, CPU, disk usage, and a screen shot from the last update.

Once a Jump Client has a password set, its icon will show that it is locked, and its screen shot will also be locked. In order to Jump to a locked Jump Client, you must provide its password. Also, you must provide the password to remove a locked Jump Client via the Jump Client interface; you do not need the password to unpin from within a session, as you would already have provided the password to Jump into the session.

If Starts Quietly is checked, the customer client will not take focus and will remain minimized in the taskbar or dock when a session is started.

Move Jump Clients from one Jump Group to another using the Jump Group dropdown. The ability to move Jump Clients to or from different Jump Groups depends upon your account permissions.

Note: Multiple support teams and embassies may be able to access Jump Clients pinned to one Jump Group, depending on rules set by your Bomgar software administrator.

Further organize Jump Clients by entering the name of a new or existing Tag. While the selected Jump Clients will be grouped together under the tag, they will still be listed under the Jump Group in which each is pinned. To move a Jump Client back into its top-level Jump Group, leave this field blank.

Select the Public Portal through which this Jump Client should connect. If a session policy is assigned to this public portal, that policy may affect the permissions allowed in sessions started through this Jump Client. The ability to set the public portal depends on your account permissions.

Jump Clients include a Comments field for a name or description, which makes sorting, searching, and identifying Jump Clients faster and easier.

To set when users are allowed to access this Jump Client, choose a Jump Policy. These policies are configured by your administrator in the /login interface.

Choose session policies to assign to this Jump Client. Session policies assigned to this Jump Client have the highest priority when setting session permissions. The Customer Present Session Policy applies when the end user is determined to be present. Otherwise, the Customer Not Present Session Policy applies. Customer presence is detected when the Jump Client session starts. The session policy used for the session does not change throughout the session, regardless of any changes in the customer's presence while the session is in progress. The ability to set a session policy depends on your account permissions.

New Jump Client Properties

When pinning a Jump Client from within a session and customizing its properties beforehand, you also have the option to set when the Jump Client expires. This can be never, at a specific time and date, or after a certain length of time. An expired Jump Client automatically uninstalls from the remote system and is removed from the list in the Jump Client interface.


If you no longer need access to a remote system, select the Jump Client and click the Remove button, or right-click on the Jump Client and select Remove from the menu. You may select multiple Jump Clients to remove them all at the same time.

Note: If the remote user manually uninstalls a Jump Client, it will remain in your queue, along with the statistics from its last update, but you will not be able to access that computer. If a Jump Client goes offline and does not connect back to the Bomgar Appliance for 180 days, it will automatically be uninstalled from the target computer and will be removed from the Jump interface.

Active and Passive Jump Clients
Active Jump Client Passive Jump Client

Maintains a persistent connection to the Bomgar Appliance.

Listens for a remote access request from the Bomgar Appliance.

Note: Some firewall configuration may be required.

Sends statistics to the Bomgar Appliance at regular intervals.

Sends statistics to the Bomgar Appliance once a day or upon manual check-in.

Enables remote access to any desktop operating system supported by Bomgar.

Enables remote access to any desktop operating system supported by Bomgar.

Number of installable clients is limited by your Bomgar Appliance model.

B200 B300 B400
Up to 1,000 Active Jump Clients Up to 10,000 Active Jump Clients Up to 25,000 Active Jump Clients

Bomgar Cloud supports up to 150 Active Jump Clients per license.

50,000 passive Jump Clients supported on all Bomgar Appliance models. Passive Jump Clients are not supported on Bomgar Cloud deployments.

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Note: The maximum number of Jump Clients available to a Virtual Appliance is based on allocated resources. See the Virtual Appliance Sizing Guidelines at