To launch a View, Horizon 6, or Horizon 7 application or desktop from the VMware Identity Manager service and have single sign-on from VMware Identity Manager to the application or desktop, you must configure SAML authentication in all the View Connection Server instances in your View deployment.

About this task

Do not perform this task if your organization uses smart card authentication to view resources using a third-party identity provider.


  1. Log in to the View Administrator Web interface as a user with the Administrator role assigned.
  2. Configure SAML authentication for each View Connection Server instance in your View deployment. You must use your VMware Identity Manager service's fully-qualified domain name on the Authenticator configuration page.

    View and VMware Identity Manager must be in time sync. If View and VMware Identity Manager are not in time sync, when you try to launch a View application or desktop, an invalid SAML message occurs.

What to do next

You must establish and maintain SSL Trust between VMware Identity Manager and the View Connection Server.