To use fingerprint authentication in Horizon Client, the client device on which you install Horizon Client must meet certain requirements.

Android device models
Any Android device model that has a fingerprint sensor and native fingerprint reader functionality.
Operating system requirements
  • Android 6 (Marshmallow) and later
  • The Fingerprint Authentication option must be activated and at least one fingerprint must be enrolled.
Connection Server requirements
  • Horizon 7 version 7.13 or a later release.
  • Activate biometric authentication in Connection Server. For information, see "Configure Biometric Authentication" in the Horizon 8 Administration document.
  • The Connection Server instance must present a valid root-signed certificate to Horizon Client.
Horizon Client requirements
  • Set the certificate checking mode to Never connect to untrusted servers or Warn before connecting to untrusted servers. For information about setting the certificate checking mode, see Setting the Certificate Checking Mode in Horizon Client.
  • Activate fingerprint authentication by tapping Enable Fingerprint on the server login window. After you successfully log in, your Active Directory credentials are stored securely in your Android device. The Enable Fingerprint option is shown the first time you log in and does not appear after fingerprint authentication is activated.

You can use fingerprint authentication with smart card authentication and as part of two-factor authentication with RSA SecurID and RADIUS authentication. If you use fingerprint authentication with smart card authentication, Horizon Client connects to the server after you enter your PIN and the fingerprint authentication window does not appear.