Integrating VMware Horizon® with the Workspace ONE Access service lets you provide users the ability to access their assigned Horizon desktops and applications from the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub app or portal. You can integrate independent Horizon pods, which consist of Horizon Connection Server instances, and pod federations, which contain multiple pods and can span multiple sites and data centers.

You deploy and manage desktop and application pools in the Horizon Console. You also create user assignments for Active Directory users and groups in Horizon, not in Workspace ONE Access. You must sync these users and groups to the Workspace ONE Access service from Active Directory before setting up the integration with Horizon.

To integrate Horizon pods and pod federations with Workspace ONE Access, you create virtual apps collections in the Workspace ONE Access console. A collection contains the configuration information for the pods and pod federation, sync settings, and other settings. You then sync the collection, which propagates Horizon resources and assignments to Workspace ONE Access.

In the Workspace ONE Access console, you can view the Horizon desktops and applications. You can also view user and group assignments for these desktops and applications.

End users can run their assigned desktops and applications from the Intelligent Hub app or portal. They can access the desktops and applications over HTML in a browser or over a supported display protocol in the Horizon Client.

Note: Integration with VMware Horizon is not available for a Workspace ONE Access tenant that has VMware Identity Services enabled. See the Unsupported Workspace ONE Features topic in Configuring User Provisioning and Identity Federation with VMware Identity Services.

Supported VMware Horizon Versions and Features

Workspace ONE Access supports the following VMware Horizon versions:

  • Horizon 8
  • Horizon 7

It supports the following VMware Horizon features:

  • Integration with independent Horizon pods
  • Integration with pod federations, created using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature
  • HTML Access
    Important: If you integrate Horizon 7.13 or later versions with Workspace ONE Access, end users always see the option in Intelligent Hub to launch applications and desktops in a browser. However, if HTML Access is not installed on the Horizon Connection servers, browser launch fails. For Horizon 7.13 and later versions, you must install HTML Access on the Horizon Connection servers. See the VMware Horizon HTML Access documentation for information.
  • Certificate SSO

See the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix for the latest support information.