Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu 11.04 - Kiosk Only
Posted on 2012-03-15
Forgive my ignorance, as I'm coming from a Windows background.
I have a Ubuntu 11.04 server. I need to do the following:
1. Enable remote access for about 1,500 users. They will be accessing the desktop via a VNC or RDP app on their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
2. Allow them (via the mobile devices) to open and manipulate a web browser on the Ubuntu desktop. The Ubuntu browser must have support for the JRE, e.g., Firefox or the browser included with Ubuntu. Ideally they should only be able to browse to a specific web site I authorize and do nothing else with the computer.
3. Should not be able to shut down computer, open any other programs, screw it up for other users, etc.
4. I need to be able to easily add/edit/delete users w/o too much hassle. I.e., set up a login account, assign passwords, etc.
I realize this sounds crazy. However, there's a special web app they need to run that REQUIRES the JRE and this doesn't seem possible to use the JRE on iphone, android, etc. They are using their mobile devices (I can't change this) and need to be able to interact with a specific web site app that requires the JRE.
I'm not very familiar with Linux but have thus far set up Gnome and RDC---and have logged in and gotten this to work with one or two user accounts. However, it's a hassle to configure all the desktop settings, security, etc. for each account I set up in Gnome so I'm thinking there must be an easier way.
Let me know if you need more info.
Thank you in advance,