In View Administrator, you can configure the use of the Blast Secure Gateway to provide secure HTML access to remote desktops.

The Blast Secure Gateway ensures that only authenticated users can communicate with remote desktops by using HTML Access. Horizon Client does not have to be installed on users' endpoint devices.

Note: With Horizon 6 version 6.2 and later releases, you can use Access Point appliances, rather than security servers, for secure external access to Horizon 6 servers and desktops. If you use Access Point appliances, you must disable the secure gateways on View Connection Server instances and enable these gateways on the Access Point appliances. For more information, see Deploying and Configuring Access Point.

When the Blast Secure Gateway is not enabled, client Web browsers use HTML Access to establish direct connections to remote desktop virtual machines, bypassing the Blast Secure Gateway.

Important: A typical network configuration that provides secure connections for external users includes a security server. To enable or disable the Blast Secure Gateway on a security server, you must edit the View Connection Server instance that is paired with the security server. If external users connect directly to a View Connection Server host, you enable or disable the Blast Secure Gateway by editing that View Connection Server instance.

Prerequisites

If users select remote desktops by using the Workspace Portal App Portal, verify that Workspace Portal is installed and configured for use with View Connection Server and that View Connection Server is paired with a SAML 2.0 Authentication server.

Procedure

  1. In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Servers.
  2. On the Connection Servers tab, select a View Connection Server instance and click Edit.
  3. Configure use of the Blast Secure Gateway.
    Option Description
    Enable the Blast Secure Gateway Select Use Blast Secure Gateway for HTML access to machine
    Disable the Blast secure Gateway Deselect Use Blast Secure Gateway for HTML access to machine
    The Blast Secure Gateway is enabled by default.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.