The Horizon adapter exposes the following RMI services.

RMI registry service

The broker and desktop agents initially connect to the RMI registry service and request the address of a specific RMI server. Because the RMI registry service is used only for lookup and no sensitive data is transmitted to it, it does not use an encrypted channel.

Desktop message server

The desktop agents connect to the desktop message server and use it to send desktop performance data to the Horizon adapter. The desktop message server uses an SSL/TLS channel to encrypt the data that is sent from the desktop agents.

Broker message server

The broker agent connects to the broker message server and uses it for sending Horizon inventory information to the Horizon adapter. The broker message server uses an SSL/TLS channel to encrypt the data that is sent from the broker agent.

Certificate management server

The broker agent connects to the certificate management server during the certificate pairing process. The certificate management server does not use an encrypted channel. Certificates are encrypted by using the server key during the certificate pairing process. For information, see Certificate Pairing.