Unified Access Gateway 2209 | 20 OCT 2022

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About Unified Access Gateway

VMware Unified Access Gateway appliance helps enable secure remote access for virtual desktops, internal sites, applications, and file repositories users. To learn more, see Unified Access Gateway Documentation.

VMware Unified Access Gateway Release Notes provides information about the new features and enhancements in each release. This page contains a summary of the new capabilities, issues resolved, and known issues that are reported in each version.

What's New

VMware Unified Access Gateway 2209 provides the following new features and enhancements:

  • Added uagcertutil command. This command is used to generate a new private key and a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to get a CA signed certificate and applied to Unified Access Gateway’s admin and internet interfaces.

  • Added support for handling HTTP redirect from Horizon broker. This feature can be used to simplify affinity requirements for load balancing Horizon broker. After a Horizon broker instance is selected by a load balancer, the selected broker instance returns an HTTP redirect. The Unified Access Gateway appliance now directly connects to Horizon broker without further need for load balancer affinity.

  • Powershell Enhancements:

    • Added support for deployment with PowerShell 7.

    • Added support for PowerShell deployment on Microsoft Azure using Az module in addition to the existing support for AzureRM module.

    • Extended configuration options - session timeout, authentication timeout, and monitor interval with PowerShell deployment.

  • Co-existence of SAML authentication with Basic authentication for the Admin interface. When Unified Access Gateway is configured to use SAML Authentication for the admin interface, you can also configure additional monitoring users with Basic authentication.

  • Added support for Certificate Based Authentication (CBA) for Network File Shares (NFS) in Content Gateway.

  • Logging and monitoring improvements:

    • Archiving Unified Access Gateway statistics when its health is down.

    • Compression of rolled over log files.

    • Logging unhealthy state of Unified Access Gateway resulting from explicit configuration of quiesce mode as an informational log instead of warning log.

  • Updates to Photon OS package versions and Java component versions.

Resolved Issues

  • SAML authentication with Service Provider initiated launch of the Admin interface was not working with Workspace ONE Access Identity Provider. This issue is now resolved.

  • Periodic thread dump collection of internal processes failed when run at the 8th and 9th minute of the hour, resulting in harmless error logs on syslog server(s), if configured. This issue is now resolved and eliminates associated syslog warnings.

Before You Begin


The Unified Access Gateway user interface, online help, and product documentation are available in Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. For the complete documentation, go to the Documentation Center.

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