Multiple solutions exist to integrate Linux with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Horizon 7 for Linux Desktop has no dependency on which solution is used.

The following solutions are known to work in a Horizon 7 for Linux desktop environment.

  • OpenLDAP Server Pass-through Authentication
  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) LDAP Authentication against the Microsoft Active Directory
  • Winbind Domain Join
  • PowerBroker Identity Services Open (PBISO) Authentication
  • Samba Offline Domain Join

If you use the LDAP-based solutions, you must perform the configuration in a template virtual machine and no additional steps are required in the cloned virtual machines.

Note: For ease of deployment, use the solution that uses SSSD LDAP authentication against the Microsoft Active Directory.