Browser file system redirection

The browser file system redirection allows to transfer files between local and remote computers. Due to the Chrome browser security constraints, a Chrome app can not directly access a host OS filesystem, instead it can transfer files to/from it with a user consent for each transfer. The Xtralogic RDP Client app redirects the browser filesystem area specific to the app to the remote computer and provides file manager functionality to transfer files to/from the host OS filesystem.
To be able to use this feature check “Enable browser filesystem redirection” on the Resources tab in the saved connection settings.

To transfer a file to the remote computer, open the file manager (Menu->File manager), click ‘Upload file‘ icon in the top right corner, select the file in the host OS file system and click ‘Upload‘ button. The file will be uploaded into the browser filesystem and will immediately become available in the redirected drive, named ‘Browser Filesystem on CHROME‘, on the remote computer.

To transfer a file from the remote computer, copy the file to the redirected drive, named ‘Browser Filesystem on CHROME‘, on the remote computer. In the app, open the file manager (Menu->File manager). Browse for the file you’ve just copied and click the download icon on the right hand side, then select a location on the host OS to download the file to.

App configuration on managed Chrome devices

On managed Chrome devices Xtralogic RDP client supports centralized app configuration. The configuration file has JSON format. It can be uploaded using the Google Apps Admin console.

Note that the “dotRdpFileContent” element can contain any valid .rdp file configuration options, not only the ones shown.

The ‘defaultLanguage’ property in Settings and ‘language’ property accept only decimal numbers. The valid values for these properties can be found in the Default Input Locales table.

The following is an example of the managed configuration file.


The managed configuration file has to conform to the following JSON schema.