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PCoIP Software Client Security Modes

Once the client is installed, you can configure it and optimize PCoIP protocol behavior by adjusting configuration directives found in ~/.config/Teradici/Teradici PCoIP Client.ini

Setting Values in Teradici PCoIP Client.ini

To set the configuration value, add or modify directives in Teradici PCoIP Client.ini. Place one directive on each line, in this format: = <value>

PCoIP Software Client Security Modes

The PCoIP Software Client uses certificates to verify the identity of the host to which it connects. The security mode is configured by the security_mode setting in the Teradici PCoIP Client configuration file, which is described next. Three security mode options are available:

  • security_mode = 0: verification is not required A red, unlocked padlock icon appears on the client login screen.
  • security_mode = 1: warn but allow (default) If a certificate cannot be verified, an 'untrusted server' warning displays and a red, unlocked padlock icon appears on the client login screen. Users still have the option of connecting.

This mode is used if security_mode is not set in the configuration file.

  • security_mode = 2: full verification is required. Users cannot connect unless a certificate can be verified.

    PCoIP sessions are always encrypted

    Your PCoIP session is still encrypted and secure if you connect with security mode 0 or 1. The red padlock icon indicates that the certificate presented by the host is not signed by a trusted certificate authority in the client’s certificate store, not that the session is insecure.

Setting the Security Mode

To set the security mode to full verification, set the security mode to 2. You would set values in the Teradici PCoIP Client.ini file like this:

security_mode = 2