Secure RDP with Cloudflare Zero Trust

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You can use a Cloudflare Tunnel to securely access your Windows machine remotely.

Enable Remote Desktop

  1. Make sure RDP is enabled in Windows

  2. Create a new Tunnel from your Cloudflare Zero Trust dashboard
    Cloudflared tunnel

  3. Install cloudflared on your Windows machine and connect it to your new tunnel. We’re now done on the “Server” side of the configuration.

Configure your client

  1. Install cloudfared on your client

  2. Connect to the RDP tunnel by running the following command

    cloudflared access rdp --hostname <YOUR HOSTNAME> --url rdp://localhost:3389
    Connect to cloudflare access

  3. Configure your RDP Client
    Remote Desktop

  4. You’re now ready to connect
    Remote Desktop

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