Client systems that use a smart card for user authentication must meet certain requirements.

VMware recommends that you use an Android 4.0 or later operating system. The CPU architecture may be ARM or x86. VMware tested the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card reader, baiMobile 301MP USB Smart Card reader, and baiMobile 301MP_LT Smart Card reader.

Each client system that uses a smart card for user authentication must have the following software and hardware:

  • Horizon Client
  • A compatible smart card reader
  • Smart card middleware

    The Android device app must support your baiMobile smart card reader. For example, one such app is baiMobile PCSC-Lite (Android device tile name baiMobile PC/SC). Version 6.1 contains support for both the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth and baiMobile 301MP USB smart card readers. Without such an app, you can pair the Bluetooth card reader with the Android device, but you cannot connect it. The app sends a connection request to the reader and you tap the OK button on the reader to establish the Bluetooth connection.

  • Product-specific application drivers

You must also install product-specific application drivers on the remote desktops or Microsoft RDS host. VMware tested the ActiveClient6.2.0.50, ActivClient_7.0.1, and Gemalto.MiniDriver.NET.inf drivers.

Users that authenticate with smart cards must have a smart card and each smart card must contain a user certificate.

In addition to meeting these requirements for Horizon Client systems, other View components must meet certain configuration requirements to support smart cards:

  • For information about configuring Connection Server to support smart card use, see "Configure Smart Card Authentication" in the View Administration document.

    You must add all applicable Certificate Authority (CA) certificates for all trusted user certificates to a server truststore file on the Connection Server host or security server host. These certificates include root certificates and must include intermediate certificates if the user's smart card certificate was issued by an intermediate certificate authority.

  • For information about tasks you might need to perform in Active Directory to implement smart card authentication, see the topics about preparing Active Directory for smart card authentication in the View Installation document.