Adding a VNC Application

Administrators can add a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) application that allows users to remotely control another Linux or Windows computer. Click here to learn more about VNC.

Prerequisites

Browser compatibility

Click here for a list of compatible browsers.

Supported Operating Systems

Supported OSSupported AuthenticationEncryption Limitations
Linux Ubuntu
Ubuntu-20.4, Ubuntu-18.04
Username + Password / Private KeyN/A
Linux DebianVNC authentication (password)N/A
Linux RedHatVNC authentication (password)N/A
Windows Server
Windows 10
VNC authentication (password)
Windows authentication (Windows username and password)
For RealVNC:
Prefer On - Supported
Prefer Off - Supported
Always On - Supported
Always Maximum - Supported

For other VNC servers: All supported

Adding a VNC Application

To add a VNC application:

  1. Go to Settings-> Applications-> New Application.
  2. Select VNC Server.
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The New VNC Server window appears.

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In the Name field, enter a name for the application, for example, Acme VNC.

Local Address and Port

  1. In the Domain/IP address, add a Domain or IP address. Specify the application’s Local Domain/FQDN/IP address visible to the connector from the network segment.
  2. In the Port, enter 5900 for VNC.
  3. In the Connector zone drop-down menu, select a connector zone within the same network segment or that has access to the application.
    For more information about connector zones, click here.
  4. Click Next.
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Single Sign-On

  1. In the Identity Provider drop-down menu, select an identity provider that will manage authentication for this application.
  2. Click Next.
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Application Tags

Tags help create policy rules fast and efficiently for groups of applications. Click here to learn about creating application tags.

  1. In the Tags area, start typing to create new tags, or choose from the Tags drop-down menu.
  2. Click Submit.

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Note

To commit your changes, go to the top-right menu, click Apply Changes, then select Commit Changes.

Verifying the Application is Operational

Go to Insights-> Applications to view applications recently used and see whether the VNC application was accessed by your end-users.