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From "Nick Couchman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (GUACAMOLE-255) Support Ability to Auto-Start Connection
Date Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:48:42 GMT
Nick Couchman created GUACAMOLE-255:

             Summary: Support Ability to Auto-Start Connection
                 Key: GUACAMOLE-255
             Project: Guacamole
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: guacamole-client
    Affects Versions: 0.9.11-incubating
            Reporter: Nick Couchman
            Priority: Minor

Currently the Guacamole client only automatically starts a connection when a single connection
is defined for a user/login.  It would be useful to set a connection to automatically start
when a user logs in, even if multiple connections are available.  The user should still be
able to disconnect and return to the home screen, but there are certainly situations where
it is desirable to have an automatic connection happen at login.

As I see it there are two possible routes for implementing this:
- Set up a connection parameter or attribute for auto-starting and have the client check connections
at login time for the attribute and start them.
- Set up a user-specific field for a connection to auto-start, and store the connection id
(hash of datasource + id + type) in that field, and have the client check for that property
at login and locate/start the specified connection.

My preference would be to do this at the user level, for the following reasons:
- You could then limit it to 1 auto-start per user, and avoid confusion of having multiple
connections available to a user marked for auto-start and having to determine which one(s)
you actually start.
- The user can be in control of whether or not a connection is automatically started, and,
if so, which one.  There doesn't seem to be any security-relevant implications for allowing
the user to control this - the necessary checks should still be in place to make sure the
user is only starting a connection he has access to, and not injecting something bad into
the field, but whether or not it starts automatically is more of an experience topic.

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