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Version 6 (modified by Antoine Martin, 5 years ago) (diff)




The documentation here applies to version 0.11 and later. Older versions only support the "--password-file" authentication.

When using ssh to connect to a server, wiki/Encryption and authentication can be skipped.

Xpra's authentication modules can be useful for:

  • when using TCP sockets
  • when making the unix domain socket accessible to other users
  • when using the Proxy Server mode


The authentication module used is specified using the "--auth=MODULE" switch.
Here are the modules that can be used:

  • allow: always allows the user to login - dangerous / only for testing
  • fail: always fails authentication - useful for testing
  • file: looks up usernames and password in the password file (more on that below)
  • pam: linux PAM authentication
  • win32: win32security authentication
  • sys is a virtual module which will choose win32 or pam