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Desktop Access

Introducing Teleport Desktop Access

Introducing Teleport Desktop Access

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Teleport manages graphical desktop access to remote hosts. With Teleport, you get:

  • A password-less login experience backed by strong cryptographic authentication.
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) for groups of hosts and users.
  • Support for copying and pasting to and from remote hosts.
  • Audit log and recording of all desktop connections.
Supported platforms

Only Windows hosts accessible over RDP are supported. Specifically:

Teleport VersionWindows DesktopActive Directory
Open source TeleportWindows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 10 or newerRequired
Cloud and Enterprise TeleportWindows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 10 or newerOptional

Getting started

  • Local users: Use Teleport Cloud or Enterprise to connect to Windows systems with local users.
  • Active Directory: Use Teleport to connect to Windows systems with Active Directory users.


  • Configuration: Configure Windows Desktop Service
  • RBAC: Role-based Access Control for Teleport Desktop Access
  • CLI: CLI Reference
  • Audit: Audit Events


If you hit any issues, check out the Troubleshooting documentation for common problems and solutions.