RD web access 3 passwords to connect RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am setting up a new remote desktop access gateway to allow users to connect to their local desktops. I have it working but it requires 3 logins to connect. 1 for the web access, 2. for the RD gateway and then to the PC. Is there a way to streamline that down to one or two password prompts?


    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:26 PM


  • Hi Ben,

    Thank you for posting in Windows Server Forum.

    Initially suggest you to update RDP 8.1 which will work better for this scenario.
    Yes, there is a way to reduce the number of password prompt, here you need to enable RD Web Access Single Sign-On (SSO), where the password will be saved and need to enter the credential for single time. 

    There are certain requirements for this feature, as follow.
    • To take advantage of the new Web SSO feature, the client must be running Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0. 
    • In order for Web SSO to work:
    1. The connection in RemoteApp and Desktop Connections must have an ID. By default, it is set to the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the RD Connection Broker server in case of RD Connection Broker mode. In RD Session mode, it is set to the FQDN of the RD Web Access server.

    2. RemoteApp programs must be digitally signed using a Server Authentication certificate [Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate]. The certificate Enhanced Key Usage section must contain ‘Server Authentication (’. More details about the types of certificates used to digitally sign RemoteApp programs can be found here.

    3. Client operating systems must trust the certificate with which the RemoteApp programs are signed.

    More information.
    Introducing Web Single Sign-On for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

    Remote Desktop Web Access single sign-on now easier to enable in Windows Server 2012

    Hope it helps!


    Dharmesh Solanki

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:38 AM