How to Install Xrdp (Remote Desktop Protocol server) on Ubuntu 20.04

Xrdp is a special tool that allows you to provide graphical input to a virtual server using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). The RDP transport is encrypted using TLS by default.

Initial connection

First, you need to connect to your server via SSH. After that, install GNOME

sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop

Reboot your virtual server

sudo reboot

After the reboot is successful, you need to install Xrdp. This can be done using the following command:

sudo apt-get inststall xrdp

Basic Xrdp setup

Next, you need to basic Xrdp setup. To do this, we recommend that you change the RDP port. For example, change the default from 3389 to 33389. To select a different port, you need to configure the sed command below:

sudo sed -i 's/3389/33389/g' /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini

Next, you should open a port in the Ubuntu firewall, ufw

sudo ufw allow 33389

After that, restart your xrdp service:

sudo systemctl restart xrdp

Then, connect to your RDP client.

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