Connect to a Server (Linux)

How to remote into a server using Remmina in Linux. Includes Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS/RHEL, & Fedora.

Remmina Remote Desktop Client is an open source, free and powerful remote desktop sharing tool for Linux and Unix based system. It offers feature-rich useful tools for the administrator and travelers to have easy and smooth remote access. Open the terminal/command line on your linux based system. To install Remmina, use the following command lines for the operating system you are currently running.

// Debian/Ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-*
// CentOS/RHEL
# yum install remmina remmina-plugins-*
// Fedora 22+
$ sudo dnf copr enable hubbitus/remmina-next
$ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh 'remmina*' 'freerdp*'

We will be using Ubuntu as an example. If prompted for a password, enter in the password for the account.

After installed, you should be able to open the app via your system apps menu. Make sure to change the VNC option in the top left to "RDP" then click on the green plus arrow next to it.

After clicking on the green plus with the RDP option to add a server, you will be prompted with a new window. After you are done, click save. Below are options you need to change/add.

Name: Anything you want to call the server
Protocol: RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol
Server: YOUR SERVER IP, can be found in ZestyServers Panel
In the image below, we use ""
Username: YOUR SERVER USERNAME can be found in ZestyServers Panel
In the image below, we use "administrator"
Password: YOUR SERVER PASSWORD, can be found in ZestyServers Panel

If prompted to accept a certificate, click Okay/Yes and then you will connect to the server.

Finally, you are connected!