Enabling Biometrics in Horizon View 6.2

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Horizon 6.2 Introduced Biometric Authentication, with initial support for TouchID on IOS devices.

This post will explain how to enable it, as its not really something greatly documented right now. I think they are aware and hopefully in a future update this will be easier.

Here is a link to the current VMware documentation.

NOTE: This feature does require a 3rd party trusted signed certificate to work. From my current testing and speaking with others self-signed certificates will not function.

  • Log on to your connection server and launch ADSI Edit.
  • In the Connection Settings dialog box, select or connect to DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int.
  • In the Computer pane, select or type localhost:389 or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the View Connection Server host followed by port 389.
    • For example: localhost:389 or mycomputer.mydomain.com:389

  • On the object CN=Common, OU=Global, OU=Properties, edit the pae-ClientConfig attribute and add the value BioMetricsTimeout=-1.

  • The new setting takes effect immediately. You do not need to restart the View Connection Server service or the client device.
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