To comply with industry or security regulations, you can replace the default SSL certificates that are generated by the HTML Access Agent with certificates that are signed by a Certificate Authority (CA).

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When you install the HTML Access Agent on View desktops, the HTML Access Agent service creates default, self-signed certificates. The service presents the default certificates to browsers that use HTML Access to connect to View.

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In the guest operating system on the desktop virtual machine, this service is called the VMware Blast service.

To replace the default certificates with signed certificates that you obtain from a CA, you must import a certificate into the Windows local computer certificate store on each View desktop. You must also set a registry value on each desktop that allows the HTML Access Agent to use the new certificate.

If you replace the default HTML Access Agent certificates with CA-signed certificates, VMware recommends that you configure a unique certificate on each desktop. Do not configure a CA-signed certificate on a parent virtual machine or template that you use to create a desktop pool. That approach would result in hundreds or thousands of desktops with identical certificates.