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PCoIP Client Parameters

The following table outlines command line parameters that are available to use and customize:

Short Long                                                     Default Description
-? --help Display help message. Set to false by default.
-v --version Print version information. Set to false by default.
-u --username Username sent to Connection Broker.
-p --password Password sent to Connection Broker.
-d --domain Domain sent to Connection Broker.
-b --connection-broker Connection broker URL.
-l --log-level Unset force log level (will override config/registry)
-w --windowed False run inside a window.
-f --fullscreen False run in full-screen mode. The default is to run in windowed mode.
-s --security-mode Security mode.
- --locale Set locale.
- --disable-usb Disable USB.
-h --hard-host Hard host URL. This option is ignored if connection-broker is provided
--quit-after-disconnect Do no re-enter the pre-session after leaving the in-session.
--usb-auto-forward Auto-forward all non-HID devices.
--vidpid-auto-forward String of VID, PID hex values separated by spaces.
--vidpid-black-list Blocks specific VID,PIDs from autoforward regardless of whether the usb-auto-forward parameter or the USB dialog is used.
--disable-menubar Disables the PCoIP Client menubar. Prevents the user from accessing menu functionality.
--disable-hotkeys Disables session hot keys.
--full-screen Activates full-screen mode from windowed mode in a PCoIP Session.
--set-host-resolution Locks the resolution of your host application displays.
--enable-scaling Enables scaling on the PCoIP Client without having to specify the desktop resolution.
--maintain-aspect-ratio Maintains the aspect ratio between the host and client.
--force-native-resolution Sets the resolution of the client monitor to the native resolution when the session client's launched.
--desktop Enables users to select which desktop they which to use.

For example, running the --help command will have the following format:

"c:\Program Files (x86)\Teradici\PCoIP Client\bin\pcoip_client.exe" --help

For additional information on customizable in-session options, see Customizable Session Features.

Launching PCoIP Software Client with a URI

It is possible to launch the PCoIP Software Client with a URI. The Teradici URI uses JSON Web Tokens (JWT). For more information on the use of JWT, see here. The URI is defined as the following:


When additional parameters are passed through the encoded JWT a session can be launched:

Field Description Optional vs Required
pcoip:// Scheme registered to operating system so that PCoIP Client can be launched Required
broker Broker through which a PCoIP session is supposed to be brokered through Optional
/connect Connecting to a PCoIP Client with the parameters defined in "?data" Required
?data Query parameter to store a jwt encoded user credentials Optional

The table below details supported optional JWT payload claims:

Claim Description
usr Username
dom Domain
vm Virtual machine/resource name

Below is an example of a JWT payload:

    "usr": "username",
    "dom": "",
    "vm": "mydesktopname"
The following is an example of a connect command: