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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall version 8.0 is a cloud-only version. It is currently not available for on-premises deployments and can only be deployed in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform public clouds.

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 127.0.0.1 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.

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.
    sslvpn_native_rdp_01.png
  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.
    sslvpn_native_rdp_02.png
  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. (optional) With Advanced Configuration Mode active, you can configure additional settings for the behaviour of Native Apps connections. You can tweak General connection settings. Display lets you modify visual aspects. Local Resources determine which resources will be part of a remote session. Experience lets you tweak different aspects that influence bandwidth and user experience, and Programs and Remote Applications lets you configure settings for starting applications remotely.
  15. Click OK.
  16. 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.
    sslvpn_native_rdp_03.png

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

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