The True Single Sign-on (True SSO) feature grants users access to a Linux remote desktop after they first log in to VMware Workspace ONE. Users can log in to VMware Workspace ONE using a smart card or RSA SecurID or RADIUS authentication, and then access remote Linux resources without entering their Active Directory credentials.

Overview of True SSO

If a user authenticates by using Active Directory (AD) credentials, the True SSO feature is not necessary. However, you can configure True SSO to be used even in this case, so that the desktop can support both AD credentials and True SSO.

When connecting to a Linux remote desktop, users can select to use either the native Horizon Client or HTML Access.

System Requirements for True SSO

True SSO is supported on desktops based on virtual machines running the following Linux distributions:

  • RHEL/CentOS 8.x
  • RHEL/CentOS 7.x
  • Ubuntu 18.04/16.04
  • SLED/SLES 12.x SP3
  • SLES 12.x SP5

Configuring True SSO

To set up True SSO for Linux desktops, perform the following tasks.
  1. Set up and configure True SSO in your VMware Horizonenvironment. For more information, see the Horizon Administration document.
  2. Integrate the base virtual machine with an AD domain, following the procedure for your Linux distribution.
  3. Configure True SSO on the base virtual machine, following the procedure for your Linux distribution.