@Replace smconsole with an application running in and embedded servlet engine on the policy server.
This would provide three main advantages.
1) Much easier access to smconsole features from linux (no need to export display).
2) Ability to remotely connect to smconsole without needing a full RDP session on windows.
3) A more modern appearance to smconsole.
Authentication can be handled in a local XML file (keeping it independent from siteminder). Using console commands to manage users.