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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Becoming “Location Aware” Using Horizon View

By Cynthia Hsieh, Director, Solution Management, End-User Computing, VMware

This blog is written to help you understand how location awareness can be done in VMware Horizon View. In the world of BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device,” it’s critical your IT organization knows your configuration 4W (who, what, where, when) and 1H (how). Namely, who is accessing? What device do you use to access? What workplace are you trying to join in? Where are you accessing from? When are you trying to access?…

This blog focuses on the client attributes provided by VMware Horizon View which you can leverage and design for location awareness.

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Configuring VMware Switch for Android with VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5

One of the new features in the VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 is the integration of Horizon Mobile. With this update, there also comes an option within the VMware Switch for Android application to utilize either the original VMware Horizon Mobile Management virtual appliance server or the new VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 vApp environment.

Here is how to setup the VMware Switch for Android with the new VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.

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Using the SAML Protocol to Integrate a Web Application with VMware Horizon Workspace

By Gerald Cheong, contractor, End-User Computing Solutions Management, VMware, and

Manrat Chobchuen, Solutions Architect, End-User Computing Solutions Management, VMware

Overview

One of the challenges in enterprise application management is the large number of applications that the average enterprise user needs to access. Single sign-on (SSO) is an effective way to make access more convenient for the user and at the same time more secure for the enterprise.

Some SSO solutions are based on integrated Active Directory (AD) on the corporate intranet. One big drawback of this approach is that it restricts the Web application to the corporate intranet. This results in lack of flexibility in deployment options as well as certain security compromises.

VMware Horizon Workspace uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 standard to support SSO. This support allows more flexibility and better security than an integrated AD solution. This article describes SAML concepts and shows how to set up a sample Web application in Horizon Workspace with SAML, so you can see SSO in action. It also discusses the considerations and integration points for a Web application to support SAML 2.0 integration with Horizon Workspace.

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