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.


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