[winswitch] multiple users with html5

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Wed Mar 11 04:05:31 GMT 2020

On 10/03/2020 20:05, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> On 3/9/20 7:06 AM, Antoine Martin via shifter-users wrote:
>> Do you want them to be able to start new sessions or only connect to
>> existing ones?
> They need to start their own sessions. Currently a single Xpra session
> starts under a single user so things like gnome-terminal or IDEs start
> in the home directory of the Xpra user and not the logging in user.
> Sounds like the only solution at the moment is Xpra per-user.
There are different ways of doing that too. You can manage the sessions
yourself or use the proxy to do it.

> For VNC / noVNC I can setup XDCMP and have GDM control multiple users
> and X servers are started for each user that logs into that specific user.
The xpra proxy can do pretty much the same thing. ie as root:
xpra proxy --bind-tcp= --tcp-auth=sys

Then you can authenticate as individual unix users on that proxy and
request a new sessions.


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