FreeRDP 3.0 Beta Brings AAD/AVD Authentication, WebSocket Transport

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 25 July 2023 at 05:52 AM EDT. 5 Comments
The first beta is out of FreeRDP 3.0, the open-source Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementation of that proprietary Microsoft protocol for remote desktop/GUI handling.

FreeRDP 3.0 Beta 1 brings support for AAD/AVD authentication, support for WebSocket transport, SmartCard authentication for TLS and NLA, SmartCard emulation support, rewritten proxy handling, an in-development new reference client based on SDL2, improved logging, full OpenSSL 3 support, updated RDP protocol support, reworked the internal state machine, and support for the graphics redirection channel. Plus there are fixes and other smaller changes like improved clipboard handling.

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Needless to say, FreeRDP 3.0 is shaping up to be a very big update from the full OpenSSL 3 support to authentication improvements, WebSocket transport, and all of the other shiny features.

FreeRDP 3.0 Beta 1 can be downloaded from GitHub for those wanting to help in testing ahead of this next major release.
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