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Is there an alternative to the RDS server to access applications such as databases?

  • 1.  Is there an alternative to the RDS server to access applications such as databases?

    Posted 04-21-2021 01:19 PM
    Hi community


    I would like to validate if any of you know or have worked on any technical option other than Windows server with RDS for database management. We have some problems with the number of licenses and the performance of the server and we would like to implement a different option


    Attentive to your comments


  • 2.  RE: Is there an alternative to the RDS server to access applications such as databases?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-22-2021 10:55 PM
    Hi Julian, If users have local DB clients installed, and you need PAM only to control access and route connections, but don't need to do auto-logon or session recording, you can define TCP/UDP services with Application Protocol "Disabled" that launch the local DB client and connect it to the listener port defined in the service. If the clients accept credentials in command line arguments, you could provide them in the client application string using the <User> and <Password> tokens. In that case the password would be given to the application in plain text and potentially could be viewed by the user, so you would want to change it after use with an appropriate password view policy. If you need the sessions recorded, the RDP application with transparent login is your only option.


  • 3.  RE: Is there an alternative to the RDS server to access applications such as databases?

    Posted 04-23-2021 01:12 PM
    Hi Ralf

    Thanks for your response, the client requires password management as well as autologin in the endpoints, as well as session recording. I understand that we can only do it with RDS as we fear

    Thank you