SSH/VNC/RDP Client Gems

I have a new project that I’m considering writing in Rails. I’ve never
written anything in Rails but I’ve been through my share of languages
over
the last few decades and I’m not afraid of new things. Given this, I
may
have some concepts wrong and will almost certainly have some wording
wrong.

I need an SSH client library that will run in a browser and which
doesn’t
use Java or Flash. Ideally raw HTML5. It’s essential that it support
both password and key based authentication. It would be nice to have
but
not essential that I could also have VNC and even RDP. I’m assuming
I’m
looking for a Rails Gem.

Can anyone guide me down the right path?

Thanks,
Reg

On Saturday, 22 August 2015 02:51:44 UTC-4, Reg Natarajan wrote:

looking for a Rails Gem.

Without Java or Flash, “running in a browser” is not exactly possible.
There are solutions like (haven’t tried this, was a top Google result):

https://github.com/liftoff/GateOne/

but that isn’t an SSH client in a browser, it’s a browser-based
interface
to the SSH client on the server. Using it with key-based authentication
means the private keys will need to be available to the server, which
may
be a deal-breaker if you’re trying to build a service for people to
connect
to third-party SSH hosts.

There are similar projects for RDP:

http://guac-dev.org/

But again, this is a “JS frontend to server-installed software”
approach,
not entirely client-side.

–Matt J.

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