Replace live viewer with noVNC
|Target version:||QA - future|
The live viewer should (at least when the developer mode is enabled and the test execution is currently paused) be able to be switched to noVNC to allow direct interaction with the SUT. This would also help working around firewall issues as o3 workers are not directly reachable from internet or from r&d network.
When working on the developer mode I have already considered this possibility. It would be possible but of course VNC is not always available. Besides, the worker host is not always reachable by the client (e.g. o3 setup) so it would be required to tunnel the connection through the web UI host. This isolation of the worker host is of course done to prevent unwanted access so when providing a tunnel we need to take authentication into account.
The ticket description sounds like switching to noVNC would magically help "working around firewall issues as o3". I think the opposite is the case. The isolation of o3 workers or the need for authentication makes the difficulty of implementing this.