Allow access to VMs via Azure Bastion with an RDP client
Currently in Azure, we host various environments with Windows VMs. For secure access to these environments, we utilize the Remote Desktop Gateway functionality in Windows Server along with licensed CALs and configure clients to use the Remote Desktop Gateway to get into VMs inside the VNet
It would be amazing if Azure Bastion could be configured to allow connections through the Bastion using RDP clients via the RD Gateway protocol. This would allow us to stop buying CALs, stop running RDGW VMs, but still allow us to utilize our third party RDP clients that automate credential rotation and maintenance of the server list
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The RDP connectivity(desktop) to linux VM's is requirement from top 4 car manufacturers.
Native client support is work in progress. We hope to make this available over next few months. We hope to build this in a way so that there is no change required in your RDP client applications to work with Bastion and you should be able to use your existing client applications.
Product Manager, Azure Bastion