UMKC Remote Labs → Linux Remote Application Connection Instructions

Linux Remote Application Connection Instructions

Please note: These instructions reflect a system running Ubuntu 13.10 and Firefox 28. If you are using a different web browser or distribution of Linux the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the procedure will remain similar.
  1. Linux users who are off-campus have the additional requirement of needing to use a VPN connection. Instructions on VPN connections can be found here. Do not proceed until you have successfully connected to VPN.
  2. Visit the available labs and applications page
  3. Enter your UMKC Username and password
  4. Click Logon
  5. Select a Remote Application and click on the corresponding icon
  6. If labs seats are available you will be taken to another page
  7. Click on the Launch my session! button
  8. Click Save when prompted to Open or Save the connection file
  9. A .RDP file containing connection details will be added to your downloads directory. Make note of the file name, but do not open this file yet.
  10. Launch the Remmina Remote Desktop client
  11. Click Tools in the toolbar
  12. Click Import
  13. Navigate to your downloads directory and select the .RDP file from step #9
  14. Click Open
  15. Double Click the new entry in the connections list
  16. You will be prompted for credentials. Login with your fully qualified UMKC username ("UMKC-USERS\username") and password
  17. You may notice a connection dialog while your session is being connected
  18. If you have not recently connected to this remote lab computer there will also be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
  19. You are now connected! The Remote Application will appear to be running from your local computer
If you have any additional questions, please visit the Remote Labs FAQ or contact the IS Call Center