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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Configure SSL VPN Native App for RDP

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The RDP native app creates an SSL tunnel from a random port on to the port 3389 on the destination Windows server or PC behind the firewall. The native RDP client is automatically launched and supplied with the connection information.


  • It is not possible to configure single sign-on for RDP native apps.

Create a native app for RDP

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN > SSL VPN.
  2. Click Lock.
  3. In the left menu, click on Native Apps.
  4. Click + to add a native app.
  5. Enter the Name.
  6. Click OK. The Native Apps window opens.
  7. Enter the Visible Name. This is the name used for this resource in the web portal and CudaLaunch.
  8. Enter an IP address or hostname of the Application Server Host.
  9. From the Application Protocol list, select RDP
  10. From the Application TCP Port list, select 3389 or click Other to enter a non-standard port.
  11. (optional) Enter the Client Loopback TCP Port to use a static local port. Enter 0 for the SSL VPN service to dynamically assign a port.
  12. (optional) To restrict access to this native app based on user groups, remove the * and click + to add Allowed User Groups.
  13. (optional) Click the Ex/Import button to import a Custom Icon.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Launching an RDP native app

  1. Start CudaLaunch on the desktop.
  2. In the Apps tab, click on the RDP app.

The native RDP client starts automatically and connects to the remote Windows server.

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