RDP over SSL

RDP is the remote desktop protocol that we use to remotely log in to a server and manage it. The problem with this is that RDP does not authenticate the server. An imposter can masquerade as your target server, and you may be fooled into logging into it, thereby revealing your log in details to the imposter.

Enter SSL (Secure sockets layer), which uses a certificate to prove its identity. If you can combine RDP to work with SSL, then you would have eliminated one major weakness of the RDP protocol. It will warn you if you are attempting to connect to a rogue server instead of your actual server.

Over on the net, there is this article http://blog.mreza.info/archive/2005/03/30/360.aspx by mreza.info that clearly outlines the steps needed to do RDP over SSL. Thank you mreza. Using your guide, the RDP over SSL doesnt seem as daunting as it sounds. It is unexpectedly simple to use!

Provided of course, if you get a certificate to map to your server!

You can also download the latest RDP client by following this link http://www.petri.co.il/download_rdp_5_2.htm