X2Go client is software for remote connection to linux servers via existing SSH connection (port 22/tcp) and using your current credentials or SSH key.
Client can be downloaded from:
Install client relevant for your favourite operating system.
Then create new session(s) as following example:
|Propery||Linux value||Windows value||Comments|
|Session name||My nice server||My nice server||Name it as you like.|
|Server - Host||myniceserver.myproject.customerx.tds.tieto.com||myniceserver.myproject.customerx.tds.tieto.com||FQDN or IP of your server|
|Login||<empty>||<empty>||Empty if you use same username on wokrstation and on server, otherwise must be specified here.|
|Use RSA/DSA key for ssh connection||<empty>||C:/Users/<username>/.ssh/id_rsa||Linux users usually do not need to enter anything if they use default SSH key locations. Windows users must point to their SSH keys.|
|Try auto login (via SSH Agent or default SSH key)||true||true||If you need to use different credentials or password, you need to change this to false.|
|Session type||MATE||MATE||Usually MATE is installed on servers as it is lightweight. Anyway in case you have installed different desktop environment on server - you must specify it here.|
Server side installation
Please note following:
- This needs to be done on each server that you need to access using X2Go client.
- We recommend installing Mate desktop environment. Naturally you can install your favourite environment as you like.
- We also suggest installing Firefox and Chromium browsers. Naturally you can skip them.