Configure Royal TSX for Advanced Server Access

Royal TSX is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client available for macOS. You can use Royal TSX to create RDP or Secure Shell (SSH) connections to servers enrolled with Advanced Server Access. If Royal TSX is installed, the Advanced Server Access client automatically routes connections through Royal TSX.

Before you begin

  • Download and install Royal TSX.
  • Install the following plugins from Royal TSX > Plugins:
    PluginDescription
    Remote Desktop (based on FreeRDP)Required for RDP connections
    Terminal (based on iTerm2)Required for SSH connections
    Web (based on Webkit)Required for connections from a dynamic folder

Configure Royal TSX for gateway connections

If a connection is being routed through an Advanced Server Access gateway, you'll need to configure additional settings in the Royal TSX client.

This process makes Royal TSX unable to verify if a connection is forwarded directly through the Advanced Server Access client.

  1. Open the Royal TSX client.
  2. In the left panel, open Application > Default Settings.
  3. Right-click Remote Desktop Default Settings and select Properties.
  4. In the left menu, select Advanced, and go to the Authentication tab.
  5. Enable TLS Encrytpion.
  6. Click Apply & Close.

Create a dynamic folder for team servers

Dynamic folders allow Royal TSX to automatically add a list of servers that belong to a team. You can use this to start RDP and SSH sessions directly from Royal TSX.

  1. In Royal TSX, go to File > New Document.
  2. Right-click the new document and select Add > Dynamic Folder.
    The Dynamic Folder Settings window appears.
  3. Enter a name and description for the folder.
  4. Click Dynamic Folder Script.
  5. In the Interpreter dropdown, select Bash.
  6. Replace the default script with:

    sft list-servers-rjson

  7. Click Apply & Close.
  8. Right-click the dynamic folder and select Reload.
  9. If prompted for approval by Advanced Server Access, click Approve.

Royal TSX populates the folder with a list of available servers. To refresh this list, right-click the folder and select Reload.

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