Horizon Client for end users can involve constructing URIs, setting the certificate verification mode, modifying advanced TLS/SSL options, configuring specific keys and key combinations, setting display protocol options, and enabling FIPS Compatible mode.
Common Configuration Settings Horizon Client provides several configuration mechanisms that simplify the login and remote desktop selection experience for end users, and enforce security policies.
Using the vmware-view Command-Line Interface and Configuration Files You can configure Horizon Client using command-line options or equivalent properties in a configuration file.
Using URIs to Configure Horizon Client You can use uniform resource identifiers (URIs) to create web page or email links that end users can click to start Horizon Client, connect to a server, or open a remote desktop or published application.
Configure VMware Blast Options You can configure VMware Blast options for remote desktop and published application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.
Configuring Cursor Event Handling You can optimize cursor event handling by configuring settings in the ~/.vmware/config, /usr/lib/vmware/config, or /etc/vmware/config file on the Linux client system.
Configure Horizon Client Data Sharing If a Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), VMware collects and receives anonymous data from client systems through Connection Server. You can configure whether to share this client data with Connection Server.
Configuring the Certificate Checking Mode for End Users You can configure the certificate checking mode for end users. For example, you can configure that full verification is always performed. Certificate checking occurs for TLS connections between a server and Horizon Client.
Configuring Advanced TLS Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that are used to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and servers, and between Horizon Client and the agent in a remote desktop.
Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts to Send to the Local System If you use the VMware Blast or PCoIP display protocol, you can create a view-keycombos-config file to specify which keyboard shortcuts should not be forwarded to the remote desktop.
Using FreeRDP and Remote Desktop for RDP Connections If you plan to use RDP rather than VMware Blast or PCoIP for connections to remote desktops, you can choose between using a Remote Desktop ( rdesktop) client or FreeRDP ( xfreerdp), the open-source implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license.
Enabling FIPS Compatible Mode You can enable FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) Compatible mode so that the client uses FIPS-compliant cryptographic algorithms when communicating with remote desktops.
Configuring the PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmission. This feature is enabled by default to reduce bandwidth usage.