Create RDP/SSH Session

 

This topic shows how to create a tunneled session for RDP and SSH access to the remote computer. 

Create an RDP session

Step 1

Click on the "Action" next to the computer you wish to connect too and select the "New Tunnel" option.


Step 2

Click the "Create" button to create a tunnel for RDP session. 

Note: You should leave the IP Address field empty, in that case the value is set to localhost which means you will connect to the remote computer you selected. You should change the Port field if you configured the remote computer to listen for RDP connections on some other port, otherwise leave the field blank and default port 3389 will be used.


Step 3

Enter the global password of the remote computer and click "Connect" to start the ISL Light session which will serve as a tunnel.


Step 4

Enter the Windows account login information for the remote computer and click "OK" to start the RDP session.


Step 5

You are connected to remote computer via RDP.


Create an SSH session

Step 1

Click on the "Action" next to the computer you wish to connect too and select the "New Tunnel" option.


Step 2

Click the "Create" button to create a tunnel for SSH session. 

Note: You should leave the IP Address field empty, in that case the value is set to localhost which means you will connect to the remote computer you selected. You should change the Port field if you configured the remote computer to listen for SSH connections on some other port, otherwise leave the field blank and default port 22 will be used.


Step 3

Enter the global password of the remote computer and click "Connect" to start the ISL Light session which will serve as a tunnel.


Step 4

 Note: Step 4 differs between Windows and macOS hosts. On Windows the PuTTY program will be launched to handle the SSH connection and on macOS the SSH will be handled trough Terminal.

Enter the username and password for the remote computer to log in.

Note: On Windows the SSH connections are handled by PuTTY, which means that you will first have to install PuTTY. Because of how PuTTY implements the login procedure you will have to enter your username again when SSH connection is established.

Note: Depending on your configuration you might receive an error when creating an SSH connection in Windows. To fix it you can manually change the Default ssh schema and explicitly enter the path to PuTTY executable. The setting can be found in ISL Light Settings under Port Forward

Default: 

ssh://localhost:{PORT}

Explicit:

"<path_to_PuTTY_executable/putty.exe>" localhost -P {PORT}


Step 5

You are now connected to the remote computer via SSH.


Related Articles:

Enable RDP/SSH

Create a Custom Tunnel

RDP/SSH Jumpbox

Remote Printing via Custom Tunnel (Example)

RDP from macOS to Windows (Example)

Connect to the remote computer via VNC (Example)

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