Back in January, our CEO David Hervieux posted our 2018 Roadmap, which is an annual snapshot of the major developments that we have planned for the year ahead.
In the Roadmap, David mentioned a new solution for Devolutions Password Server (DPS) in the works called “Devolutions Launcher”. Since then, many of you have asked us for more information about this companion tool. For months we couldn’t really go into detail…that is, until now — because Devolutions Launcher (beta) IS HERE!
What’s Devolutions Launcher?
Essentially, Devolutions Launcher is a kind of “lightweight edition” of Remote Desktop Manager that integrates with Devolutions Password Server (DPS) our secure vault. Devolutions Launcher allows users and teams to securely launch remote sessions directly from their web browser.
Devolutions Launcher is not a stand-alone product and requires a fully configured installation of Devolutions Password Server to function properly. Once the Launcher App is properly configured, users can easily start a remote session via the Devolutions Password Server web application. Credentials and remote session information are sent to the Launcher App which then opens the embedded remote session. All privileged information is encrypted and securely transmitted by the application's API using industry standard Application-To-Application Password Management (AAPM) protocols.
You can download the latest versions of Devolutions Password Server Beta and Devolutions Launcher Beta here.
In the past, it was only possible to launch a session from Devolutions Password Server (DPS) through Remote Desktop Manager. Now, thanks to Devolutions Launcher, there is a simpler alternative. Using the Launcher, simply click the open connection icon in DPS to automatically connect to your session.
At this time, Devolutions Launcher is only available in Beta for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. However, we’re working on an edition for Linux (yes, you read that right — Linux users, we’ve listened to you!). We’ll keep you updated on the latest developments.
Please also note that for now only RDP, ARD, VNC, WAYK, SSH (Shell, Tunnel, PortForward) and Telnet will be supported in the first version. We are, however, also looking to support STFP, FTP, TFTP, SCP, Proxy Tunnel and Web Browser. Stay tuned for more information, which will be posted on our blog!
How to Get Devolutions Launcher
Once your download is complete, simply log into your Devolutions Password Server account. Then simply click on the rocket icon and aim for the sky!
We Need Your Feedback
We’d really like you to be an early adopter of Devolutions Launcher and send us your feedback. Tell us what you like. Tell us what you don’t. Tell us what you’d like us to add. Basically, tell us everything that’s on your brilliant mind. Our Support Team reads EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF FEEDBACK. Nothing escapes their notice. They’re like ninjas.
Here’s how to share your feedback:
- Comment below
- Post in our forum
- Email Devolutions Support at email@example.com
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your feedback is vitally important to us and it truly matters. You see, when people ask me how we’ve managed to thrive in a hyper-competitive global marketplace, I tell them the same thing: the heart and soul of Devolutions is our community of IT pros. Our purpose is to help our users create more secure, productive, efficient, and customer-centric operations. That is why we exist. It always has been, and it always will be!