Access Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Remote Desktop

Access your AWS with Remote Desktop, over the Internet

No client needed, just a web browser!

You can now access your Amazon VMs (AWS) over the Internet using just a web-browser.

Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server offers you a secure, pure HTML5 client compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, and any other major browser.

Publishing your AWS instance online is very simple, there are just a few steps you have to follow.

Please make sure you are using running the latest version, you can check the downloads page here.

By default, Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server will listen on port 8443. To verify this open the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server Gateway exe file:

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

This is the General page, that lists the port and other data about the Gateway:

Configure Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Web Browser Remote Desktop

 

With this information, we can now go to the AWS portal and open the port for Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server.

 

  1. Go to the ‘Security Groups’ tab:

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on AWS

  1. Create a new Security Group:

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

  1. Add the port you configured in the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server Gateway manager (in my case ‘8443’):

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

  1. Now select the Security Group on your VM. To do so right click on the VM and go to “Networking > Change Security Groups”.

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

Last but not least, make sure port 8443 is also open on Windows Firewall in the VM. You can add an inbound rule to be sure. In order to do so:

 

  1. Run “wf.msc” to open Windows Firewall:

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

  1. Create a new inbound rule:

How to publish your Thinfintiy Remote Desktop Server on an Amazon VM

  1. Select Port and hit “Next”
  2. Make sure “TPC” is selected and add the specific port. If you have the default port configured in Thinfinitiy Remote Desktop Server Gateway just enter “8443” and hit “Next”.
  3. Select “Allow all connections” and press “Next”.
  4. Ensure “Public” is checked and press “Next”.
  5. Add a name and description and press “Next.

 

Finally, you should be able to reach your Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server URL from the internet!

 

You can also read our guide for Web Remote Access Over Internet.

Have any questions? Contact us here to get assistance or email us at support@cybelesoft.com or leave a message on this same post.

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Comments (2)

Uptill now I am using remote access tools like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers etc. Will try AWS remote access service now.

Dear Barbara,
Users who migrate their local PCs to AWS report many advantages.
Here you have an article to read more about them: http://aptuz.com/blog/6-reasons-why-we-chose-aws/
Best regards,
Mariana

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