Connecting to your desktop via NoMachine
You're almost done! If you haven't done so already, you need to install NoMachine on the computer or device you would like to connect from. Setting up your first connection is easy since NoMachine takes you through the steps. You will need to the key which Amazon generated for your VM earlier on. You will import this in to the session configuration.
- Go to the device you want to connect from.
- Install NoMachine for the OS running on it.
- Open the NoMachine User Interface and click 'Add'.
- Enter the name of the host or its public IP that Amazon allocated for you when you created your VM in ‘Machine address’(See Fig. 12).
- Select 'Use key-based authentication with a key you provide' (Fig. 13).
- Click 'Modify'.
Fig. 12 - Enter the name of the host or its public IP that Amazon allocated for you
Fig. 13 - Select key-based authentication in 'Configuration' and click 'Modify'
Fig. 14 - Browse to the folder where you saved the key
- Browse to the folder where you downloaded Amazon's key and select it (Fig. 14).
- Click the arrow button to save your session and go back to the 'Add connection' panel.
- Click 'Connect'.
Alternatively, you can connect from the 'Machines' panel. Your configured connection will be stored there as you can see below.
Fig. 15 - Connections will appear in the 'Machines' list
- Click on the 'Connect' icon.
Fig. 16 - Accept the host fingerprint
- Accept when prompted with 'Verify host authenticity'.
- Enter the Username which Amazon allocated you (Fig. 17).
- Click 'Login'.
Fig. 17 - Enter your username
That's it. You're in!
Fig. 18 - Enjoy your remote desktop session