You use global entitlements to entitle users and groups to desktops and applications in a Cloud Pod Architecture environment. Global entitlements provide the link between users and their desktops and applications, regardless of where those desktops and applications reside in the pod federation.

A global entitlement contains a list of member users or groups, a set of policies, and a list of the pools that can provide desktops or applications for entitled users. You can add both users and groups, only users, or only groups, to a global entitlement.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Horizon Administrator user interface for any Connection Server instance in the pod federation.
  2. In Horizon Administrator, select Catalog > Global Entitlements and click Add.
  3. Select the type of global entitlement to add.

    Option

    Description

    Desktop Entitlement

    Adds a global desktop entitlement.

    Application Entitlement

    Adds a global application entitlement.

  4. Click Next and follow the prompts to configure the global entitlement.

    Use the configuration information that you gathered in the global entitlement configuration worksheet.

  5. Click Next and add users or groups to the global entitlement.
    1. Click Add, select one or more search criteria, and click Find to filter users or groups based on your search criteria.

      You can select the Unauthenticated Users check box to find and add unauthenticated access users to global application entitlements. You cannot add unauthenticated access users to global desktop entitlements. If you attempt to add an unauthenticated access user to a global desktop entitlement, Horizon Administrator returns an error message.

    2. Select the user or group to add to the global entitlement and click OK.

      To restrict access to the global entitlement to specific client computers, select the Active Directory security group that contains the names of the computers that are allowed to access the global entitlement.

      You can press the Ctrl and Shift keys to select multiple users and groups.

  6. Click Next, review the global entitlement configuration, and click Finish to create the global entitlement.

    The global entitlement appears on the Global Entitlements page.

Results

The Cloud Pod Architecture feature stores the global entitlement in the Global Data Layer, which replicates the global entitlement on every pod in the pod federation.

What to do next

Select the pools that can provide desktops or applications for the users in the global entitlement that you created. See Add a Pool to a Global Entitlement.