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Remote Desktop Access

Secure remote access to a Windows machine

You can enable secure remote access to a Windows machine on the dynamic secret that generates ephemeral credentials for the machine. Users can then access the Windows machine from the Secure Remote Access Portal over the web.

Prerequisites

To enable secure remote access to a Windows machine you need:

Set Up Remote Access to a Windows Machine from the Akeyless CLI

Let's set up remote access to a Windows Machine using the Akeyless CLI. If you’d prefer, see how to do this from the Akeyless Console instead.

Run the update-item command to define the following fields to the dynamic secret that specifies the Windows machine details and access credentials:

$ akeyless update-item --name <dynamic secret name> /
--secure-access-enable true /
--secure-access-host <hostname or IP> /
--secure-access-rdp-domain <domain name>

where:

  • secure-access-host: The hostname (or IP address) for accessing the Windows machine as defined in the dynamic secret. For multiple values repeat this flag.
  • secure-access-rdp-domain: Optional, only required when the dynamic secret is configured to create credentials for a fixed user. This option defines the domain to which the Windows user for whom credentials are created belongs.

Set Up Remote Access to a Windows Machine from the Akeyless Console

Let's set up remote access to a Windows Machine from the Akeyless Console. If you'd prefer, see how to do this from the Akeyless CLI instead.

  1. Log in to the Akeyless Console and go to Secrets & Keys.

  2. Select the dynamic secret that specifies the Windows machine details and access credentials.

  3. Expand the Secure Remote Access menu, select the pencil icon and enable the Secure Remote Access ,then fill the following fields:

  • Host(s) : The hostname (or IP address) for accessing the Windows machine as defined in the dynamic secret.
  • Domain : Optional, only required when the dynamic secret is configured to create credentials for a fixed user. This option defines the domain to which the Windows user for whom credentials are created belongs.
  1. To the right of the Enable Secure Remote Access field, select the tick mark icon to save your changes.

Access a Windows Machine Over the Web from the Secure Remote Access Portal

  1. Log in to the Secure Remote Access Portal and select Remote Desktop.

  2. Select the Windows machine hostname or IP address, then select Connect.
    A new tab opens, in which you can interact with the Windows machine according to your permissions.

Updated 14 days ago

Remote Desktop Access


Secure remote access to a Windows machine

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