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What’s my (username and) password?

VNC Server is password-protected out-of-the-box so your computer is safe as soon as you power it on.

Each time you connect, you’ll be asked to enter the credentials expected by VNC Server:

  • If you have a Home subscription, enter the password you specified when you installed VNC Server on that computer.
  • If you have a Professional or Enterprise subscription (or took a trial), then by default enter the username and password you normally use to log on to your user account on that computer.

There’s more information on all the available authentication schemes here.

The first time you connect, you’ll also be asked to confirm VNC Server’s identity, to help prevent man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.