Enable VNC Password Authentication
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
On the remote system open a terminal window and "su" to become the root user (if not already logged in as root) then enter the command:
Enter the passwords as prompted. The first one for full remote access and the second for read-only access. This will create and store the passwords in the file "/root/.vnc/passwd".
Open YaST and select Network Services-->Network Services (xinetd). Scroll down the list to the "vnc1" selection and click on it then click on the "Edit" button.
Change the "User:" selection to "root" (the default setting is "nobody").
Add the following text to the end of the "Server Arguments" line. Be sure to include a space between the last entry and this new argument:
Connect from the VNC viewer and you should now be asked for the vnc password prior to viewing the session login.
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- Document ID:7004096
- Creation Date: 04-Aug-2009
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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