separate SecurityTypes option for reverse VNC connection #356

dab18 opened this Issue Sep 14, 2016 · 0 comments


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dab18 commented Sep 14, 2016 edited

in our scenario we have two users groups with different rights which connects through VNC to workstations:

  1. admins - DIRECT connection using own passowrd (PAM, restricted by wheel group).
  2. helpdesk/teachers - only REVERSE connection only by user request, but without password.

tigerVNC allow only one configuration per VNC-server.
since 2011 we use "dirty" patch (, which enables SecurityTypes without password ("*None") on reverse connection.

it would be better to have separate settings for SecurityTypes, for example xorg.conf:
Option "SecurityTypes" "VeNCrypt,TLSPlain"
Option "SecurityTypesReverse" "VeNCrypt,TLSNone"

if SecurityTypesReverse not specified it is same as SecurityTypes.

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