I am running a number of Windows VMs and I would like engineers to be able to remote desktop into them without a password. These machines are not on a domain but are managed by chef.
All access to the servers is gated through ssh auth principals (currently cygwin SSH, soon to be Win32-OpenSSH). In order to remote desktop you need to
ssh -L 3389:localhost:3389 $vm and then connect to your local machine on port 3389. I would really like to keep the password for the Windows machine "hidden".
- All clients are managed by chef and I can make changes to them (add client side certificates, etc)
- Most clients have a yubikey and I'm happy to make this a requirement
- Most clients are Apple laptops but a large number of Windows and Desktop Linux machines are there too