You can configure a View Connection Server instance so that users are required to use RSA SecurID authentication or RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) authentication.

With View 5.1 and later releases, RADIUS support has been added to the two-factor authentication feature included with VMware View:

RADIUS support offers a wide range of alternative two-factor token-based authentication options.

VMware View now provides an open standard extension interface to allow third-party solution providers to integrate advanced authentication extensions into View.

Because two-factor authentication solutions such as RSA SecurID and RADIUS work with authentication managers, installed on separate servers, you must have those servers configured and accessible to the View Connection Server host. For example, if you use RSA SecurID, the authentication manager would be RSA Authentication Manager. If you have RADIUS, the authentication manager would be a RADIUS server.

To use two-factor authentication, each user must have a token, such as an RSA SecurID token, that is registered with its authentication manager. A two-factor authentication token is a piece of hardware or software that generates an authentication code at fixed intervals. Often authentication requires knowledge of both a PIN and an authentication code.

If you have multiple View Connection Server instances, you can configure two-factor authentication on some instances and a different user authentication method on others. For example, you can configure two-factor authentication only for users who access View desktops remotely over the Internet.

VMware View is certified through the RSA SecurID Ready program and supports the full range of SecurID capabilities, including New PIN Mode, Next Token Code Mode, RSA Authentication Manager, and load balancing.