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Setting Up a Screens Connection

Screens for iOS

Connecting to Local-Network and Screens Connect Computers

To configure a connection to another computer on the local network or to a computer on which Screens Connect is installed:

  1. Tap the + button in the upper-right corner of the display.
  2. Tap New Screen.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the display, tap Custom.
  4. Enter a name for the connection or accept the default entry.
  5. If desired, select a Group to which the connection belongs.
  6. Under General Info, do not edit the default entries. This information is supplied automatically by the zero-configuration network protocol Bonjour (for local-network computers) or Screens Connect (for computers on which Screens Connect is installed).
  7. Under Authentication, select the authentication method and enter the username and password for the remote user account you're using to log into the remote computer.
  8. If the remote computer is configured for secure connections, enable Secure Connection. Tap Advanced, then enter the remote user account's username and password. (You may also select an SSH key here instead of entering a username and password.)
  9. In the upper-left corner of the display, tap Settings.
  10. Tap More Settings and make adjustments as appropriate for your needs.
  11. In the upper-left corner of the display, tap Settings.
  12. In the upper-right corner of the display, tap Done.

Connecting to Computers Across the Internet

  1. Tap the + button in the upper-right corner of the display.
  2. Tap New Screen.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the display, tap Custom.
  4. Enter a name for the connection or accept the default entry.
  5. If desired, select a Group to which the connection belongs.
  6. Enter the public IP address or the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer you wish to connect to.
  7. Enter the public port configured for the computer you wish to connect to.
  8. Select the operating system running the computer you wish to connect to.
  9. Under Authentication, select the authentication method and enter the username and password for the remote user account you're using to log into the remote computer.
  10. If the remote computer is configured for secure connections, enable Secure Connection. Tap Advanced, then enter the remote user account's username and password. (You may also select an SSH key here instead of entering a username and password.)
  11. In the upper-left corner of the display, tap Settings.
  12. Tap More Settings and make adjustments as appropriate for your needs.
  13. In the upper-left corner of the display, tap Settings.
  14. In the upper-right corner of the display, tap Done.

 

Screens for macOS

Connecting to Local-Network and Screens Connect Computers

To configure a connection to another computer on the local network or to a computer on which Screens Connect is installed:

  1. In the Screens toolbar, click the + button.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the computer you wish to connect to.
  3. Enter a name for the connection.
  4. If desired, enter tags relevant to the connection.
  5. If desired, select a group to which the connection belongs.
  6. The information in Address or Hostname, Port, and Operating System are managed by Bonjour or Screens Connect, and are not editable.
  7. Select the appropriate Authentication Type.
  8. Enter the remote user account's username and password.
  9. If the remote computer is configured for secure connections, click the Secure Connection tab, activate Enable Secure Connections, and enter the remote user account's username and password. You may also select an SSH key here instead of entering a username/password pair. (Address or Hostname and Port are supplied automatically by Bonjour or Screens Connect. These fields are not editable.)
  10. Click More Settings and make adjustments as appropriate for your needs.
  11. Click Save.

Connecting to Computers Across the Internet

  1. In the Screens toolbar, click the + button.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the window, click the Custom button.
  3. Enter a name for the connection.
  4. If desired, enter tags relevant to the connection.
  5. If desired, select a group to which the connection belongs.
  6. In Address or Hostname, enter the public IP address or fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer you wish to connect to.
  7. In Port, enter the public port of the computer you wish to connect to.
  8. Select the Operating System running the computer you wish to connect to.
  9. Select the appropriate Authentication Type.
  10. Enter the remote user account's username and password.
  11. If the remote computer is configured for secure connections, click the Secure Connection tab, activate Enable Secure Connections, and enter the remote user account's username and password. You may also select an SSH key here instead of entering a username/password pair. (Address or Hostname and Port are supplied automatically by Bonjour or Screens Connect. These fields are not editable.)
  12. Click More Settings and make adjustments as appropriate for your needs.
  13. Click Save.
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