WWPass Authentication for VMware View – Certificate Based

Implemenation Guide

September 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Overview
Chapter 2 – Requirements
Chapter 3 – Certificates on the View Connection Servers
Chapter 4 – Setting Up WWPass Authentication

CHAPTER 1 – OVERVIEW

VMware View supports user authentication with X.509 certificates (smart cards).

This setup requires a fully deployed Windows Public Key Infrastructure with personal certificates on users’ WWPass accounts. When this type of authentication is set, VMware View provides Single Sign-On feature: user is further automatically logged into Windows Virtual Desktop session.

VMware View Single Sign-On is an out-of-the box technology that does not require any dedicated software and is especially useful when user certificates are used in other parts of corporate networks, such as SSH login, Remote Desktop access, etc.

Should you have any questions about WWPass EAS, please contact WWPass support at support@wwpass.com

CHAPTER 2 – REQUIREMENTS

Below is the list of requirements for WWPass authentication for VMware Single Sign-On.

Server side Requirements

Client side Requirements

CHAPTER 3 – CERTIFICATES ON THE VIEW CONNECTION SERVERS

Before setting up WWPass authentication for VMware View Single Sign-On be sure that your root or intermediate certificates are properly installed. For further help with installing your certificates properly refer to:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2013044

NOTE:

  1. All root and intermediate certificates required by your organization to validate SmartCards should be in DER format and have '.cer' extension.
  2. In step 13 of the knowledge base article above, the password must be at least 6 characters and must be enclosed within quotes even if it doesn’t contain spaces or special characters.

CHAPTER 4 – SETTING UP WWPASS AUTHENTICATION

To customize authentication with WWPass PassKey, open VMware View Administrator in your web browser (Internet Explorer is recommended).

  1. Expand View Configuration section in the left menu.
  2. Select Servers in the left menu and open Connection Servers tab in the right pane.
  3. Select the server to customize and click
  4. Select the Authentication tab.
  5. Under Smart card authentication option:
  6. or
  7. Click


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