Xpra: Ticket #1690: request access to session

This ticket was originally meant for all types of sessions, but the scope was changed to support sessions with a display attached. (typically shadow mode)

Generic access request now moved to #1799.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:51:15 GMT - Antoine Martin: status, description changed

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:05:59 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:57:39 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Stackable authentication modules moved to #1728

Still TODO: add UI prompt authentication via built-in GTK based prompt, "dialog"?

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:19:05 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Implemented for shadow servers using the new "exec" auth module in r17780. With platform support for macos added in r17781 + r17825 + r17822, win32 in r17783, and RPM + DEB packaging in r17782.


xpra shadow --bind-tcp= --tcp-auth=exec

This will popup a dialog asking if the new connection should be allowed or not.

This new auth module has two configuration options:

As per #1728, this can now be combined with other auth modules. (ie: password + request, or tcp-wrappers + request, etc)

This is only useful for "shadow" sessions since there will be an existing display connected where the user can accept the request.

Still TODO:

We could piggyback onto #1735

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 09:50:19 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner, status, description changed

Mostly a FYI, see comment:4.

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:52:08 GMT - J. Max Mena: status changed; resolution set

Noted and closing.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:31:10 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1690