Remote access with ThinLinc 4.12

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Access in a Web Client

ThinLinc also provides a web client. For this purpose, it uses noVNC, a VNC client JavaScript library. Both administrators and users benefit from the fact that noVNC [2] can be executed in mobile environments like Android and iOS. The advantage for the user is clear: The installation of the ThinLinc client is not absolutely necessary, and nothing hinders access by mobile terminals. Although "traditional" ThinLinc clients all use SSH for encrypting the client-server connection, the web client uses TLS as a protocol. noVNC provides HTML5 functionality. Implementation of bring-your-own-device policies is therefore also possible.


Terminal environments are experiencing a revival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Administrators can draw on a considerable range of commercial and free tools for solutions. However, companies must decide whether a commercial tool, such as ThinLinc, is worthwhile or whether it would be better to use a free remote desktop tool like UltraVNC. Compared directly, they are not significantly different. A ThinLinc license makes sense primarily where companies are dependent on timely support.

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