Generating password for NoMachine (Managing User Access)

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  • #36225
    Scott
    Participant

    Hi:

    I am using the unregistered (free) version NoMachine (7.7.4) on Windows 10.  I understand that the default setting is to your Windows account password to log in.  I have a situation where the computer user does not have a password (Older Parents) and they do not wish to set one.

    I have attempted to use NoMachine DBs for Managing User Access by doing the following:

    Edited / Unremarked the lines in server.cfg:

    EnableUserDB 1
    EnablePasswordDB 1

    Restarted:

    nxserver --restart

    Added a existing windows user “Scott” (without password) to the NX User Database:

    nxserver --useradd Scott

    Added a password to windows user “scott” in the NX User Database:

    nxserver --passwd Scott

    Restarted, again:

    nxserver --restart

    Listed users:

    nxserver --userlist
    
    NX> 149 NX users list
    Username NX administrator Redirected to Trusted physical for Trusted virtual for Screen sharing Access  Forwarded to
    -------- ---------------- ------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------- ------- ------------
    Scott                                                                            enabled        enabled

    I attempted to log in, but it is not working.  I get: authentication failed, please try again.

    Is what I am trying not possible on the free version? Is it possible to use a preshared key or something like that?

    Thanks all for the help!

     

    #36263
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    Thanks for reporting this. We have reproduced it and inserted a Trouble Report which you can monitor here:

    https://knowledgebase.nomachine.com/TR11S10403

    #36267
    Scott
    Participant

    Thank you for confirming it is a bug.

    I see it is scheduled to be fixed in 8.0.x: Due to be solved in: 8.0.x

    Do we know a time frame for this release? Is there any known work around?

    Is it possible to generate a ssh key? I think NX is the only available login method for the unlicensed free version, correct?

    #36451
    fisherman
    Moderator

    You can use SSH keys to authenticate using the NX protocol. More information you can find here: AR02L00785 – How to set up key based authentication with NX protocol.

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