User News

Stay up to date with up to the minute news from XSEDE and XSEDE User Portal. Subscribe for email notifications.

Key Points
Newsfeed
Breaking user information
Contact Information

Jetstream: Security Changes to VNC Desktop

Posted by Brian Beck on 10/05/2020 19:09 UTC

Jetstream is in the process of adopting improved network security measures.

These changes can potentially impact users of the VNC-based desktops on instances/VMs available to Jetstream users.

IMPORTANT: If you are using the preferred “Web Desktop” button within the Atmosphere interface, no changes will take place.

If you are an API user or an Atmosphere user wishing to use an external VNC client, then the changes will impact you.

All external VNC clients will now be required to SSH-tunnel their VNC connections.

Documentation describing the methods and changes can be found at:
https://wiki.jetstream-cloud.org/Logging+in+with+VNC+desktop

If you have questions, concerns, or need help integrating the changes into your activities, please contact: help@jetstream-cloud.org.

-Jetstream Support