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 mode.
Common Configuration Settings Horizon Client provides several configuration mechanisms to simplify the login and desktop selection experience for end users, and enforce security policies.
Using the Horizon Client 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 Using uniform resource identifiers (URIs), you can create a Web page or an email with links that end users click to start Horizon Client, connect to a server, and open a specific desktop or application with specific configuration options.
Configuring Certificate Checking for End Users Administrators can configure the certificate verification mode so that, for example, full verification is always performed.
Configuring Advanced TLS/SSL Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that are used to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and Horizon servers or between Horizon Client and the agent in the remote desktop.
Configuring Specific Keys and Key Combinations to Send to the Local System Starting with Horizon Client, if you use PCoIP, or, starting with Horizon Client 4.0, it you use VMware Blast or PCoIP, you can create a view-keycombos-config file to specify which individual keys and key combinations should not be forwarded to the remote desktop.
Using FreeRDP for RDP Connections If you plan to use RDP rather than VMware Blast or PCoIP for connections to View desktops, you can choose between using an rdesktop client or xfreerdp, the open-source implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license.
Enabling FIPS Mode You can enable FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 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.