To connect to a remote desktop or published application, you must provide the name of a server and supply credentials for your user account.
Obtain the following information from your system administrator:
- Instructions about whether to turn on a VPN (virtual private network) connection.
- Server name to use for connecting to the server.
- If the port is not 443, the port number to use for connecting to the server.
- Credentials to log in, such as an Active Directory user name and password, RSA SecurID user name and passcode, RADIUS authentication credentials, or smart card personal identification number (PIN).
- Domain name for logging in.
- If you are using smart card authentication, see Smart Card Authentication Limitations.
- Log in to the Chromebook.
- If a VPN connection is required, turn on the VPN.
- Open the VMware Horizon Client app.
- If you are prompted to grant access to the Smart Card Connector, click Allow.
This prompt appears the first time you start Horizon Client if smart card authentication is configured on the Chromebook.
- Connect to a server.
Option Action Connect to a new server
Click the plus sign (+), enter the name of the server as instructed by your system administrator, enter a description of the server (optional), and click Connect.
Connect to an existing server Click the server shortcut.Connections between Horizon Client and servers always use TLS. The default port for TLS connections is 443. If the server is not configured to use the default port, use the format shown in this example: view.company.com:1443.
- If a smart card is required or optional, select the smart card certificate to use and enter your PIN.
- If you are prompted for RSA SecurID or RADIUS authentication credentials, enter the credentials, and click Login.
The passcode might include both a PIN and the generated number on the token.
- If you are prompted a second time for RSA SecurID or RADIUS authentication credentials, enter the next generated number on the token.
Do not enter your PIN, and do not enter the same generated number that entered previously. If necessary, wait until a new number is generated. If this step is required, it is required only when you mistype the first passcode or when configuration settings in the RSA server change.
- If you are prompted for a user name and password, supply your Active Directory credentials.
- Enter a user name and password as instructed by your system administrator.
- Select a domain as instructed by your system administrator.
If you cannot select a domain, you must enter the user name in the format username@domain or domain\username.
- Tap Login.
- (Optional) To mark a remote desktop or published application as a favorite, click the gray star inside the icon for the remote desktop or published application.
The star icon turns from gray to yellow. The next time you log in, you can click the star icon in the upper-right part of the browser window to show only favorite items.
- To connect to remote desktop or published application, click its icon in the desktop and application selector window.
- If you are using smart card authentication, enter the smart card PIN again inside the remote session.
If, soon after connecting to a remote desktop or published application, you are disconnected and see a prompt that asks you to click a link to accept the security certificate, select whether to trust the certificate. See Trust a Self-Signed Root Certificate.
If the time zone in the remote desktop or published application does not use the time zone set in the client device, set the time zone manually. See Setting the Time Zone.