[CentOS] vnc for non-root

Neil Aggarwal neil at JAMMConsulting.com
Wed Oct 28 14:04:08 UTC 2009


You can set the machine up to use VNC for the

Then, give the person a normal login which they will
use to login to the machine from the console interface.
Basically, it will be just like they are sitting at
the machine a logging in with a user account.

I would also require the VNC to be tunneled through
SSH for encryption since VNC does not do that internally.


Neil Aggarwal, (281)846-8957, http://www.JAMMConsulting.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of ken
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 3:57 AM
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> Subject: [CentOS] vnc for non-root
> At work I've been asked to set up vnc for a remote user (a vendor
> sysadmin to install 3d party software we've purchased).  Of 
> course I'm a
> bit skittish about allowing root access to this.  Is there a way to
> configure vnc so that root cannot log in through it...?  Or 
> do I have to
> use some other utility to deny root access (e.g., securetty).
> Thanks, folks.
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