Setting Up Web-Based Guacamole Tool to Access Remote Linux/Windows Machines

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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38 Responses

  1. mark says:

    how to set /usr/local/sbin/guacd & to autostart on vm reboot?


  2. Yudi Purwanto says:

    Thanks for your clear explanation. But i suggest you to revise the article’s title to :
    Setting Up Guacamole Server on Linux to allow Remote Access via web browser
    i think that title is more SEO friendly :-)

  3. Yudi Purwanto says:

    Thanks for your clear explanation. But i suggest you to revise the article’s title to :
    Setting Up Web-Based Guacamole Tool to allow Remote Access from Linux/Windows Machines

  4. Varu says:

    hi, i followed your guide, however i cannot log in on guacamole all i get is invalid logins. any idea of what might be happening

  5. RobbieTheK says:

    Fedora 24 make fails;
    /usr/include/glib-2.0/gobject/gparam.h:166:33: error: enumerator value for ‘G_PARAM_DEPRECATED’ is not an integer constant expression [-Werror=pedantic]
    G_PARAM_DEPRECATED = 1 << 31

  6. Wallis says:

    Hi Gabriel – great article ! A quick question – can I use Guacamole as a central server in the cloud as I have multiple customers (am a Managed Service Provider) that i would like to Remote Desktop to for support issues?

    For example I have customer A on a public IP with internal LAN and Customer B with different public IP but with the same internal LAN address set-up as Customer A.

    With this as a Web HTML 5 request and I have either Port forwarding on the firewall accepting my public IP on port 80 or 443 (or a site to site VPN – which I don’t like due to security and overhead) would Guacamole work in a multi tenant environment?

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      I must confess I’ve never tried Guacamole in such an environment, but given that you are considering to set up port forwarding (and I assume permissions as well) on the firewall, I would definitely give Guacamole a try.

  7. Bobleponge says:

    Thanks, the official documentation is not really simple to use for beginners. Your tutorial is complete and usefull to start from scratch, it helps me.

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      First off, nice nickname :). Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you found this article useful.

  8. Deepak Srivastav says:

    Well explained ..!! Very helpful for beginners to setup guacamole.. Thanks a lot

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for finding this article very helpful for beginners like you, hope you managed to setup guacamole on Linux…

  9. rob says:

    make fails on Fedora 22:

    Makefile:1105: recipe for target ‘guacdr_client_la-rdp_stream.lo’ failed
    make[3]: *** [guacdr_client_la-rdp_stream.lo] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving directory ‘/opt/guacamole-server-0.9.9/src/protocols/rdp’
    Makefile:724: recipe for target ‘all’ failed
    make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory ‘/opt/guacamole-server-0.9.9/src/protocols/rdp’
    Makefile:463: recipe for target ‘all-recursive’ failed
    make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/opt/guacamole-server-0.9.9’
    Makefile:394: recipe for target ‘all’ failed
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    [root@erdos guacamole-server-0.9.9]# Makefile:1105: recipe for target ‘guacdr_client_la-rdp_stream.lo’ failed
    bash: Makefile:1105:: command not found…

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