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NoMachine for the Enterprise

Remote access solutions for your business

NoMachine Visitor Desktop Sharing

For quick and convenient collaboration in your company

Visitor desktop sharing is a brand new feature, exclusive to Cloud Server products, carefully designed for collaboration in the workgroup with security in mind. Users who login with a system account to a Cloud Server will be known to any nodes with visitor desktop sharing enabled, so that the account with which they logged in to the Cloud Server will be displayed, for additional security. Visitor users are just like guest users, with all their flexibility and security, but when coming from a Cloud Server, the user accepting them will know "who they are".

Log in to a Cloud Server

The user logs in to the cloud server using his own system account. The Cloud Server can likely be connected to a single-sign-on service or the Cloud Server itself can work as the single-sign-on service in your company, where all the people in the workgroup are required to be known and authenticated.

Find the target computer you need

The user can now navigate across the cloud server hierarchy to locate the node he is interested in connecting to, for example for troubleshooting or to work together on a presentation with the owner of the computer.

Request access as a visitor

The user gets to the node but he may not have a system account to connect, on this machine. It can be, for example, the personal computer of a mobile worker, somebody who uses the computer at home and at work. With the Cloud Server the connecting user can now connect as a visitor.

You can see who the visitor is

To make the session start the owner of the desktop must accept the incoming connection. Since the connecting user logged in to the Cloud Server with their credentials, the owner of the desktop will now see their username. If the desktop owner accepts the connection, the connecting user will get on board and the session will start.

You are always in control

As with guest desktop sharing, the owner of the desktop is always in control of how the connected users are interacting with your desktop, what they can do and what resources they have access to. If you want to end the desktop sharing session, you can simply kick off any user at any time.

Enable visitor desktop sharing in a click

Visitor desktop sharing is not enabled by default, but you can easily turn it on in the Security section of the Cloud Server settings, as you will have to enable on all nodes where you want visitors to be allowed. Check the tutorial to learn how to enable visitor desktop sharing in the Cloud Server.

Enable guests and visitors on the node

You can decide on which nodes guest desktop sharing and visitor desktop sharing are enabled. To do so, go in the Edit node section of the Cloud Server administration interface and click the "Allow visitor access" or the "Allow guest access" check box. Do that on all nodes you want to allow visitors or guests.