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Support Remote Desktop Web Client HTML5 on Azure AD App Proxy

Microsoft doesn't support the Azure AD Application Proxy on RD WebClient (HTML5). Like this MFA and Condintional Access would be possible.
Another benefit is that HTML5 works on all Webbrowsers without downloading software.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-web-client-admin

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Getting this to work would make it an exceptional exceptional capability. Potentially letting in clients from any HTML5 capable browser. RDweb via azure app proxy is shonky at best and the dependency on IE is, lets face it, an archaic approach given MS's direction of travel....

  • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I see version 1.0.18.0 was released, but there's no release notes. Was this feature released in 1.0.18.0?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please get this working with AAD Application Proxy - we use this for all our external facing services and it makes no sense why the RDS Web Client can't be published using Microsoft's preferred technology for Remote Access

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just installed RDS on Server 2019 in parallel to our existing 2016 RDS infrastructure. RD Web Client STILL does not work through the app proxy. See no benefit in upgrading to 2019 if this functionality is not going to be added. Would really like to switch to the new interface for remote users and be able to more seamlessly use non-IE browsers.

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Providing this feature would enable proper MFA logon and the other inbuilt Azure / ADFS DoS mitigation across platforms.

    The only other alternative solutions I have found (both depend on RDP client):
    RD Gateway over App Proxy or ADFS - Must use Internet Explorer and ActiveX
    RD Gateway with NPS / Radius extension to provide MFA - Bad user experience and vulnerable to DoS attack

    The Remote Web Client appears to look and function identically to WVD and that has MFA.

  • Nils commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 HTML 5 for all devices without ActiveX is really a needed functionality!
    Any idea when this will be available ?

  • Stick it in Azure commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just adding another message of support for this change. I have two customers running RDS2016 via Azure AD App Proxy, clients for both are forced into using IE11 due to the ActiveX component which is not ideal. Moving these clients to the HTML5 version via the Azure AD Proxy would increase adoption of the platforms significantly. Eagerly awaiting this!

  • Jesse C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One more vote here to get AAD App Proxy working with the 2019 RDS web client. Any update on the progress?

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We're another AzureADP2 customer seeking AAD Application Proxy support for the RemoteDesktop WebClient; we've ~1000-1500 users awaiting such a solution.

  • mark fuller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So what time scale are we looking for this for support with azure application proxy and the html rd client?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm interested in a simple way to provide pre-authenticated RDP access for specific users (including guest users) in Azure AD to shared, standalone VMs sitting outside the internal network. Until Azure AD join is supported on Server, I'm left without an elegant option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we just want to be able to leverage Azure MFA without having the ridiculous NPS hack/workaround.

    AAD app proxy introduces a lot of extra latency into the picture unnecessarily...

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need AAD App Proxy support for RDS RDWeb and RDGW for Modern RDP clients like Win 10 client from the Windows Store too! Not just for the new RDWeb HTML5 client..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Adam, what we are looking for is to allow access to a Remote Desktop Server via the AAD Application Proxy but working in all browsers, not only IE11, also in Edge, Chrome and on MacOS (Safari, Chrome). Right now, for example in Chrome on MacOS, the usage of the proxy results in a download of an .rdp file which has to be opened from MS Remote Desktop client and that process cannot connect to the RDS because proxied secure access is available to the browser but not to the RD Client.
    Thanks,
    Miroslav

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