You can customize the user ID that is used in the SAML response when users launch Horizon Cloud applications and desktops. By default, User Principal Name is used. You can choose to use other name ID formats such as sAMAccountName or email address and customize the value.

About this task

The ability to select the name ID format is useful in scenarios such as the following:

  • When users from multiple sub-domains are synced, User Principal Name may not work. You can use a different name ID format such as sAMAccountName or email address to uniquely identify users.

Important:

Ensure that the name ID format setting is the same in both Horizon Cloud and VMware Identity Manager.

Prerequisites

You have enabled and configured the Horizon Cloud integration in the Horizon Cloud Resources page, accessed from Catalog > Manage Desktop Applications > Horizon Cloud.

Procedure

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager administration console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. Click Horizon Cloud on the left.
  3. In the Horizon Cloud page, specify the name ID format to use.

    Option

    Description

    Name ID Format

    Select the name ID format, such as Email address or User Principal Name. The default value is Unspecified (username).

    Name ID Value

    Click Select from suggestions and pick from a predefined list of values or click Custom value and enter the value. The default value is ${user.userPrincipalName}.

  4. Click Save.

What to do next

Every time you make a change and click Save in the Horizon Cloud Resources integration page, accessed from Catalog > Manage Desktop Applications > Horizon Cloud, return to the Catalog > Settings > Horizon Cloud page, verify the settings, and click Save again.

If an error occurs while saving the settings on this page, click Reset, then enter the configuration details again and click Save.