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From Nico Schottelius <nico.schottel...@ungleich.ch>
Subject Re: Session management for an enterprise / automaticly creating VNC sessions
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:31:12 GMT

Hello,

and thanks, wow!

Thanks for the great feedback, Nick and Adam - I certainly haven't
expected that and also that fast!

We were already thinking about modifying the database to match sessions
created by a script from outside.

Is there any kind of "hook mechanism" in guacamole that would allow us
to create a new session, when the user logins? We could check if the
user already has a session entry and if not, we would connect to the
"VNC server" backend and launch a new session.

Hypothetically, if there is a hook and if what we create is generic
enough, we could in theory think about open sourc'ing it later as a
Guacamole add-on (I will have to discuss with our client first though).

In terms of fixed resolution: this is certainly a drawback, however much
less from our point of view then having users to create their own
session.

Best regards,

Nico


Adam Thorn <alt36@cam.ac.uk> writes:

> On 24/01/2019 13:07, Nico Schottelius wrote:
>
>> We would like to use guacamole for a big number of users, who should not
>> create their VNC ("backend") sessions manually and were wondering, if
>> anyone has solved the problem of "creating backend [VNC]" sessions
>> automatically already?
>
> One option would be to use the MySQL extension for storing guacamole
> connection data - you can e.g. use MySQL for connection data and LDAP
> (or another extension) for authenticating users. You can then write a
> script to populate the connection data; see
>
> https://guacamole.apache.org/doc/gug/jdbc-auth.html#jdbc-auth-schema
>
> I posted some info on the queries I run on the mailing list recently:
>
> http://apache-guacamole-general-user-mailing-list.2363388.n4.nabble.com/Guacamole-SQL-queries-td4411.html
>
> which I think needs some updating for guacamole 1.0.0, but the docs
> include a few example queries which should let you achieve what you're
> after.
>
> Regards,
>
> Adam


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