Configuration tasks include connecting and pairing the card reader with the device and setting the smart card removal policy.
- Verify that you are using the correct version of the client, desktop agent, server, operating system, smart card reader, and smart card. See Smart Card Authentication Requirements.
- If you have not already done so, perform the tasks described in "Prepare Active Directory for Smart Card Authentication," in the View Installation document.
- Configure Horizon servers to support smart card use. See the topic "Configure Smart Card Authentication," in the View Administration document.
- Pair the device with the smart card reader, according to the documentation provided by the manufacturer of the reader.
If your iOS device has a 30-pin connector, you can plug the smart card reader into the connector. For iPad Air and iPhone 5S, which have Lightning interfaces, you must use a 30-pin adapter to plug the smart card reader into the device's 30-pin connector.
- Configure the smart card removal policy.
Option Description Set the policy on the server If you use Horizon Administrator to set a policy, the choices are to disconnect users from Connection Server when they remove their smart cards or to keep users connected to Connection Server when they remove their smart cards and let them start new desktop or application sessions without reauthenticating.
- In Horizon Administrator, select .
- On the Connection Servers tab, select the Connection Server instance and click Edit.
- On the Authentication tab, select or deselect the Disconnect user sessions on smart card removal check box to configure the smart card removal policy.
- Click OK to save your changes.
- Restart the Connection Server service to make your changes take effect.
If you select the Disconnect user sessions on smart card removal check box, Horizon Client returns to the Recent screen when users remove their smart cards.
Set the policy on the desktop If you use the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), you have the following possible settings: no action, lock workstation, force log off, or Disconnect if a Remote Desktop Services session.
After you open gpedit.msc in the desktop operating system, go to . Run the gpupdate /force command after you change the configuration to force a group policy refresh.