When the secure tunnel is enabled, Horizon Client makes a second HTTPS connection to the View Connection Server or security server host when users connect to a remote desktop.

About this task

When the PCoIP Secure Gateway is enabled, Horizon Client makes a further secure connection to the View Connection Server or security server host when users connect to a remote desktop with the PCoIP display protocol.

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 secure tunnel or PCoIP Secure Gateway is not enabled, a session is established directly between the client system and the remote desktop virtual machine, bypassing the View Connection Server or security server host. This type of connection is called a direct connection.

Important:

A typical network configuration that provides secure connections for external clients includes a security server. To use View Administrator to enable or disable the secure tunnel and PCoIP Secure Gateway on a security server, you must edit the View Connection Server instance that is paired with the security server.

In a network configuration in which external clients connect directly to a View Connection Server host, you enable or disable the secure tunnel and PCoIP Secure Gateway by editing that View Connection Server instance in View Administrator.

Prerequisites

  • If you intend to enable the PCoIP Secure Gateway, verify that the View Connection Server instance and paired security server are View 4.6 or later.

  • If you pair a security server to a View Connection Server instance on which you already enabled the PCoIP Secure Gateway, verify that the security server is View 4.6 or later.

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 secure tunnel.

    Option

    Description

    Enable the secure tunnel

    Select Use Secure Tunnel connection to machine.

    Disable the secure tunnel

    Deselect Use Secure Tunnel connection to machine.

    The secure tunnel is enabled by default.

  4. Configure use of the PCoIP Secure Gateway.

    Option

    Description

    Enable the PCoIP Secure Gateway

    Select Use PCoIP Secure Gateway for PCoIP connections to machine

    Disable the PCoIP secure Gateway

    Deselect Use PCoIP Secure Gateway for PCoIP connections to machine

    The PCoIP Secure Gateway is disabled by default.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.