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From brian mullan <>
Subject Re: HOW do i create a connection?
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:23:54 GMT

So you used that script to install everything on some server somewhere.

Then you logged in using your web browser and the login ID  guacadmin & the
password for guacadmin

Then in the upper right under the user name guacadmin you clicked on

In the settings screen you first clicked on CONNECTIONS

   1. you changed the connection type from the default VNC to RDP
   2. created a NEW connection using the IP address of your target machine
   you want to connect with RDP to.
   3. you specified your RDP security type
   4. etc etc
   5. then you clicked on SAVE

next in the Settings screen you clicked on USERS

   1. you clicked on New User
   2. you input your UserID & password twice (note that those do NOT have
   to be the same as the UserID and Password on your remote "target" machine
   you want to connect to.   These are just the ID & Password you use to log
   into Guacamole with.
   3. you then select whatever other options you need
   4. You DID NOT forget to also select the "Connection" you want that
   UserID to have access to?    The available connections (which YOU
   configured above) will be listed there.   You need to select 1 or more.
   5. Then you SAVED that Guacamole User account info.

Then you logged out of the Guacadmin account

Then you logged back into Guacamole using your new Guacamole UserID &

Then you clicked on the Connection you want to connect to using RDP ?

The Machine you want to Connect to is a Windows machine properly setup to
allow RDP connections by a User Account that had previously been installed
on that target Windows machine ?     If you did not do this step then you
won't be able to connect to the Windows machine.

However, before you try with Guacamole... make sure you can access that
"target" Windows machine using another Windows PC first.     If that
doesn't work then Guacamole won't work for you either and you will have to
figure out what needs to be configured to setup the target Windows machine
for RDP connections.


On Jul 14, 2016 10:47 AM, "Babatunde Busari" <>

> Hey @Mike
> I used this install script
> I mean i am able to login and all and doesn't seem like anything is wrong
> with installation. Just understanding how connections are created and how
> they work clientless is what i have yet to understand.
> When i did try to create connection using RDP i got the forever looping
> connection error as shown in this image where i
> have to reinstall all over again because i have no way to get in anymore.
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:13 AM, Mike Jumper <>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:32 PM, Babatunde Busari <
>>> wrote:
>>> Anyone willing to help?
>>> I have everything setup, just want to know the steps to adding
>>> connection to a remote fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS desktop
>> Hi Babatunde,
>> Regardless of how Guacamole has been installed, the method for adding
>> connections will depend on which authentication backend has been configured
>> (see below). I'm not sure what script you used specifically, but
>> if that script came with any documentation, it might point in the right
>> direction and/or mention what backend it is intended to set up. The
>> configuration methods for each backend are documented in the manual
>> [1][2][3].
>> Before you get too deep into debugging the results of your scripted
>> install ... beware that we intentionally do not provide or support install
>> scripts as a project, and I must caution against their use. Writing a truly
>> robust script is extremely difficult. Such scripts may seem inviting at
>> first, but avoiding the "learning" part of a learning curve is
>> self-defeating.
>> The closest thing to a scripted install that we officially support are
>> the Docker images [4]. These images make much of the
>> installation/configuration process simpler, but without hiding the
>> architecture.
>> Thanks,
>> - Mike
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>> [4]

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