Connections

The Connections view

You can initiate a connection to a remote Service using the "Connections" view, which is equivalent to the "Devices" page at the remote.it portal.
  • Current - existing connections.  Click on a Connection in the center panel to see its status and details in the right panel.
  • Others - shows connections to Services in your account made by other accounts (to shared Services) as well as peer to peer connections from one Device to a Service on another Device.
  • Recent - connections which were made recently but aren't currently active are shown here, for ease of reconnecting.

 

An example connections page

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Making a new Connection

Click on the "New Connection" button in the upper left corner.

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You'll see this at the top of the center panel.

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Click on the "down" arrow to display the list of Services in your account which are currently online.  Select the one you wish to connect to.

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Now click on the dark grey "Create Connection" button at the top of the right panel.  Once the connection succeeds, the button will turn blue and display "Stop Connection".  The Connection details will be shown below.

 

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Launching a connection

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Once the Connection is started, you can launch many configured applications with a single mouse click on the "arrow" icon: mceclip0.png.  The behavior is slightly different on Mac/Linux and Windows OS.

macOS/Linux

  • Launching works through your browser's "deep linking" feature.
  • https/http connections open the link in your default web browser
  • SSH connections open automatically in terminal
  • VNC connections will open in the configured VNC or screen sharing application.  Note that macOS screen sharing is based on VNC.

Windows

  • https/http connections open the link in your default web browser
  • SSH connections open automatically in PuTTY which must be installed.
  • VNC connections will open in the RealVNC Viewer application which must be installed.

Customizing the launch URL

You may wish to customize the launch URL to go by default to a specific page at the web server you are connecting to.  One such example is the DNS filtering application "Pi-Hole", whose main dashboard is at /admin under the IP address:port.

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If you edit and save the Launch URL as shown, then using the Launch button will take you to:

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Copying the launch string

In some cases, you may wish to use the connection for something besides the default applications.  For example you might want to use an SSH Connection in Filezilla or WinSCP.  You can copy the launch string by clicking on the "clipboard" icon instead:

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Customizing the Copy Command

In this case, you may simply want the connection URL and port rather than the default connection string which is intended to copy/paste into your terminal.

The default Copy Command for an SSH Connection is:

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To use this with WinSCP, change the Copy Command to:

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Now, when you Copy the SSH String, the following will be placed in your clipboard.

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This can be pasted into the Connection dialog of WinSCP.  It may be necessary to move things around to suit the UI of the application you are using.  Note that with remoteit Desktop, you can save the connection in your third party application and then use it again later without having to copy and paste it again and again.

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