Add windows server for rdp via browser

Add windows server into Ezeelogin GUI for one click RDP via the web browser.

Recording RDP session feature is available from Ezeelogin version 7.10.0 
Ensure that desktop browser has enough cpu( 1-2GHZ) and RAM( 1GB ). Close out browser tabs so as to reduce the cpu footprint so that the browser based rdp works without slowness.
Web Shell will work only if the web interface is accessed via HTTPS

On the gateway server, make sure to install nodejs.

In CentOS 6

[[email protected] ~]# curl -sL |bash -

[[email protected] ~]# yum install -y nodejs

[[email protected] ~]# node -v

In CentOS 7

 [[email protected] /]# yum -y install nodejs

 [[email protected] /]#/usr/bin/node -v


In Ubuntu 14.04

[email protected]:/# curl -sL |bash -

[email protected]:/# apt-get install nodejs

[email protected]:~# /usr/bin/nodejs -v



In Ubuntu 16.1

[email protected]:/# curl -sL |bash -

[email protected]:/# apt-get install nodejs

[email protected]:~# /usr/bin/nodejs -v



In Ubuntu 18

apt-get install nodejs

/usr/bin/node -v


Once installed, ensure that the path to the node binary is specified correctly under Settings->General->Miscellaneous->Nodejs Command.

The nodejs command field should have the path to the
node / nodejs binary which usually is /usr/bin/node in the case of Centos7 and /usr/bin/nodejs in the case of Ubuntu 14-04

Ensure that inbound tcp traffic on port 52555 is open as nodejs server listens on this port.

Ensure that outbound tcp traffic on port 3389 is open as RDP listens on this port.


To ensure ssl for the browser tab that opens up for the web rdp, generate a self-signed cert with the following command. Web Shell will work only if the web interface is accessed via HTTPS

openssl req -new -days 365 -x509 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -out /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_cert.pem -keyout /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_key.pem

Or put a valid ca, cert and key in the files: /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_ca.pem, /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_cert.pem & /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_key.pem respectively. You can rename your current .crt / .key file to .pem file.


Also, make sure that the .pem files are readable by the webserver user such as nobody/www-root/apache etc. Easy way to grant the webuser read privileges would be chmod 644 /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/*.pem


Make sure that users has privilege to access ’Windows RDP Login



Click on the windows icon to rdp into the remote machine




Ensure that Network Level Authentication ( NLA ) is disabled on the remote windows machine as shown.



Pros of browser based RDP

  • Easily RDP via browser in one click
  • Dont have to remember the administrator passwords
  • No RDP client needed

Cons of browser based RDP

  • Unable to copy and paste the document to remote desktop.
    RDP sessions recording is available from version 7.10.0

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