Setting up VNC Password

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What is VNC Password?

If your computer does not have a password or you prefer to use a separate password for remotely accessing your computer then you can configure VNC Server to use a VNC Password instead of using your system login credentials.

How to set up VNC Password

  1. Locate the VNC Server icon. This is in the bottom right, by the clock, on Windows, or in the top right for Mac/Linux. You may need to click the little arrow to reveal additional icons if the VNC Server icon is not visible. Once you have located it, right click on it and click 'Options'.
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  2. Click 'Yes' on the UAC Prompt (Windows) or enter your Administrator Credentials (Mac/Linux).
  3. Click 'Security', then change the 'Authentication' dropdown to 'VNC Password'.
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  4. Click 'OK'. You'll be prompted to set a password. Enter your chosen password (please ensure you use strong password), then enter it a second time to confirm it and click 'OK' again.
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  5. Try your connection from VNC Viewer again. You should see username greyed out and just a box for a password.

How to configure multiple VNC Password users

For Home subscriptions, VNC Password only has one option - a single standard user.

For Professional or Enterprise subscriptions, VNC Password has three levels of users. These are Standard users, Administrator users, and ViewOnly and have predefined levels of access.

When you initially set up VNC Password it will default to a standard user. In this instance the username box will be greyed out and you will only be required to enter a password.

If you create an additional user for VNC Password, then it will start asking for a username. These are:

Standard user: user
Administrator user: admin
ViewOnly user: viewonly

You can change the password for each user by going to Users & Permissions, selecting the user and hitting the Password button.

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