How to enable encrypted connection to AWS Ubuntu Deaktop?

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How to enable encrypted connection to AWS Ubuntu Deaktop?

Postby jsun » Mon May 04, 2020 6:14 pm

Connections to Ubuntu Desktop are not encrypted for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. Starting from 18.04, there are multiple ways to enable encryption:
  • For web browser, simply connect via "https" instead of "http" (https will also turn on websocket encryption as well)
  • For VNC connection, turn on TLS option. Take tigervncviewer for example, click on "options"/"Security", in "Encryption" panel, unselect "None" and select "TLS with anonymous certificates"
  • For RDP connection, session is encrypted by default.

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