VNC via VNC® Viewer from RealVNC®

Use the VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® desktop app to connect to VNC® Server from RealVNC® or any VNC server

Starting with RPort version 0.9.0 an integration with VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® is built-in.


VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® desktop app version 6.22.826 or newer must be installed on your desktop. Download the latest version from here.

Older versions do not implement a URI handler. For older versions, you can still use a copy and paste fallback approach. See below.

On the remote side, the VNC® Server from RealVNC® must be licensed with a VNC Connect Enterprise subscription with direct connections enabled. Use this link for more information on VNC Connect, or to take a 14 day Enterprise free trial. NOTE: RealVNC® Cloud connections cannot currently be used by RPort.

Create the tunnel and launch the app

On the "Add tunnel" dialogue, select "RealVNC". Port 5900 is used by default. Change only if needed. Start the tunnel with the ADD TUNNEL button.

Once the tunnel has been created, click on the Launch Tunnel icon.

If you do this for the first time, your browser will ask for a confirmation. You must approve the browser shall open a desktop app. Click Open. If you plan to use VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® often, also activate the checkbox "Always allow ..."

Done! VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® should open and connect you to the remote system.

Use the tunnel with older versions of VNC® Viewer from RealVNC®

If your version of VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® does not support browser integration, start VNC® Viewer from RealVNC® manually. On the list of tunnels, click the Copy to clipboard icon. Put your cursor in the address bar of the viewer and paste from the clipboard. Hit enter to start the connection.

Last updated