I was recently informed on SF that using a self-signed certificate for RDP over a public interface is not recommended. In this particular scenario, I'd like to understand more about why.
The situation is this: I RDP into a network by port-forwarding to independent machines on the LAN through a static IP. For example:
External 100.110.120.130:10001 forward to 192.168.1.101:3389 External 100.110.120.130:10002 forward to 192.168.1.102:3389 And so on.
Each machine I need to RDP into (each RDP host) has a self-signed private key, and my RDP client (only this single machine) has the public certificates. The certificates are in the Trusted Root CA store on each machine. The subject CN of the certificate is the static IP
If I configure IPSec on each LAN machine to require inbound/outbound ident/auth/encryption with this and only this certificate on
UDP:3389, and I'm the only guy with the public keys, can you help me understand the risks in this scenario?
Thanks in advance!