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Apache Guacamole™

by Latest Version | Debian 10

Free open source clientless remote desktop gateway.

Access your desktop from any device with a browser to keep your desktop hosted in the cloud. Apache Guacamole™ gives you flexible access to remote computers– no software or plugins required to make more of your operating systems available in the cloud. Use the robust API to integrate Guacamole with your current infrastructure and workloads.

Guacamole Options

You can configure your Guacamole App by providing values for the following fields:

FieldDescription
The limited sudo/VNC user to be created for the LinodeThe VNC username created for this Linode with sudo permissions. This is used for your VNC session. Required.
The password for the limited sudo/VNC userPassword for your sudo/VNC user. This is used for your VNC session. Required.
The username to be used with GuacamoleYour Guacamole Username. This is used to log in to Guacamole. Required.
The password to be used with GuacamoleYour Guacamole Password. This is used to log in to Guacamole. Required
Your Linode API TokenYour Linode API Token is needed to create DNS records. If this is provided along with the Subdomain and Domain fields, the installation attempts to create DNS records via the Linode API. If you don’t have a token, but you want the installation to create DNS records, you must create a token to use in this field before continuing.
SubdomainThe subdomain you wish the installer to create a DNS record for during setup. The suggestion given is www. The subdomain can only be created if you also provide a Domain and API Token.
DomainThe domain name where you wish to host your Guacamole server. The installer creates a DNS record for this domain during setup if you provide this field along with the required API Token.
Admin EmailThe email address to register with Certbot when generating an SSL certificate for your absolute domain. This field is required along with your API Token and Domain for HTTPS access to your Guacamole remote desktop.

Your Guacamole App will complete installation anywhere between 2-5 minutes after your Linode has finished provisioning.

Getting Started after Deployment

Access Your Guacamole App

Access your Guacamole App

After Guacamole has finished installing, access the dashboard over http:// or https:// with your Linode’s IPv4 address or absolute domain name, depending on your setup choices.

  1. If you set up a domain name for your Guacamole App during setup, skip to step 3.
  2. If you didn’t set up a domain name, find your Linode’s IPv4 address by clicking on Linodes in the Cloud Manager sidebar to see a list of all your Linodes. Find the Linode you just created. Under the IP Address column, copy the IPv4 address.
  3. Enter your Linode’s absolute domain or IPv4 address into a browser window (for example, http://192.0.2.0) to access the Guacamole login page. Enter your Guacamole username and password.
  4. Once you’ve completed the login process, you have full access to your Linode from your Guacamole remote desktop using VNC and the XFCE desktop environment.
  5. Additional tasks can be performed remotely through your web browser. For example, you can install the Firefox web browser for use with your Guacamole remote desktop by entering the following command in its Terminal Emulator:

    sudo apt install firefox-esr

When prompted, enter the password you chose for the limited sudo/VNC user. You can now browse the web on your Guacamole browser from within your local browser.

Note
Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.


The Guacamole One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit Apache Help/Support resources.