Guacamole allows users to access their desktops remotely within a web browser.
- Email Ryan Sleeth firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your desktop be added and/or granted access
- Log in using Google Chrome with your campus ID at https://guac.ni.gsu.edu
- Expand the categories near the bottom of the screen to navigate to your desktop or virtual machine
- If prompted by Chrome regarding clipboard sharing click ALLOW to enable copy-paste (use CTRL + V to PASTE)
- Desktops and virtual machines in Guacamole only allow 1-2 concurrent connections. If another user is connected you won’t be able to until they disconnect
- When finished close your Guacamole Chrome tab or use your operating systems sign out methods:
- Windows: SIGN OUT (closes open programs) or DISCONNECT (DOES NOT close open programs) via the Start Menu. Alternatively close Chrome (same as disconnect)
- Mac: SIGN OUT (closes open programs) via the Apple Menu or close Chrome (DISCONNECTS, DOES NOT close open programs)
- Linux: SIGN OUT (closes open programs) via the Gnome System Menu in the top-right or close Chrome (DISCONNECTS, DOES NOT close open programs)
Some useful tips:
- Connecting to the campus VPN is not required. Traffic is secured via HTTPS
- Closing Chrome is similar to DISCONNECTING.
- You can also disconnect using Guacamole’s menu (SHIFT + CTRL + ALT).
- Desktops and virtual machines only allow 1-2 concurrent connections. Coordinate with your lab to ensure access. When other users sign out or disconnect it frees up a connection
- Some connections, especially servers, are configured to disconnect users after being idle for 1 hour to help with concurrent use