How to Install and Run Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04?

Jun 29, 2022 . Admin

Hi Guys,

In this article we will cover on how to implement Install and Use XRDP on Ubuntu for Remote Desktop. I would like to show you Ubuntu 20.04 on Access Remote Desktop Access. you can understand a concept of Install Xrdp Server on Ubuntu 22.04. I explained simply step by step Install and Use XRDP on Ubuntu 22.04.

You can use this post for ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 16.04, ubuntu 18.4, ubuntu 20.04, ubuntu 21 and ubuntu 22.04 versions.


Follow these steps to install XRDP (Remote Desktop):

Step 1 – Update System Dependencies

Step 2 – Install XRDP

Step 3 – Configure XRDP

Step 4 – Configure System Firewall

Step 5 – Connect to Remote Desktop

Step 1: Update System Dependencies

Run the following command to update system dependencies:

sudo apt update
Step 2: Install XRDP

Run the following commands to install XRDP:

sudo apt install xrdp -y 

After installation; we can use the following command to check the status:

sudo systemctl status xrdp 
Step 3: Configure XRDP

The xrdp session uses the certificate key file “/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key”, use the following command to create it:

sudo usermod -a -G ssl-cert xrdp 

Restart the Xrdp service by running the following command:

sudo systemctl restart xrdp 
Step 4: Configure System Firewall

Run the following command on the command line to open port 3389 for a LAN network:

sudo ufw allow from to any port 3389 

Reload the UFW to apply the new rules.

sudo ufw reload 
Step 5: Connect to Remote Desktop

Launch the RDP client on the Windows system

Prompt for remote system authentication. Enter the login credentials of the remote Ubuntu system to gain remote desktop access.

Once the successful authentication, we will get access to Ubuntu remote desktop.