Solved

Restrict RDP clients

Posted on 2012-03-28
3
787 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-01
I know that remote desktop services supports SSL and allows clients to authenticate the server identity using SSL certificates.  Is it also possible to restrict what clients can connect to the server through the use of certificates?  That is can I require the client to also provide a certificate to authenticate (in addition to the username and password)?
0
Comment
Question by:scotru
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Jian An Lim earned 150 total points
ID: 37785566
http://www.petri.co.il/securing_rdp_communications.htm
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/50363d8a-ced2-46e9-9459-8a8aaf9ccd5f/


this is not 2 way certificate.

you might want to look at Remote Desktop Gateway can do for you as well to control tighter on your security.
0
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:kevinhsieh
kevinhsieh earned 150 total points
ID: 37789060
You can do two factor authentication. PhoneFactor works with RD Gateway, and you can use it for free for up to 25 users. phonefactor.com .

You might be able to use certificates with RD Gateway, just like you would use with IIS, since RD Gateway is build on IIS. That said, I have never used client certificates. I do use PhoneFactor.
0
 

Author Comment

by:scotru
ID: 37794136
Doesn't look like it's possible with just RDP client--maybe through web interface :-(  PhoneFactor looks interesting though.  Thanks for the tip!
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
No security measures warrant 100% as a "silver bullet". The truth is we also cannot assume anything but a defensive and vigilance posture. Adopt no trust by default and reveal in assumption. Only assume anonymity or invisibility in the reverse. Safe…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question