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 or by setting its value in the pre-session user interface.
Three security mode options are available:
||Full verification is required; users cannot connect unless a certificate can be verified.|
||Warn but allow (default). If the certificate cannot be verified, warn the user, but allow them to connect.|
||Always allow; verification is not required.|
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 using the pre-session interface:
Disconnect any active PCoIP sessions and return to the pre-session interface.
Click the gear icon to open the settings window:
Click Advanced in the left side menu, and find Security Modes in the right panel.
Select the desired security mode.
To set the security mode programmatically:
Close the Software Client for macOS.
Open a terminal window and type the following command at the command line:
sudo defaults write "com.teradici.Teradici PCoIP Client" security_mode <value>
<value>is your desired security option (0, 1, or 2).
Restart May Be Required
You may be required to restart your machine for this change to take effect.