When the secure tunnel is enabled, View Client makes a second HTTPS connection to the View Connection Server or security server host when users connect to a View desktop.

When the PCoIP Secure Gateway is enabled, View Client makes a further secure connection to the View Connection Server or security server host when users connect to a View desktop with the PCoIP display protocol.

When the secure tunnel or PCoIP Secure Gateway is not enabled, the desktop session is established directly between the client system and the View desktop virtual machine, bypassing the View Connection Server or security server host. This type of connection is called a direct connection.

Important

A typical network configuration that provides secure connections for external clients includes a security server. To use View Administrator to enable or disable the secure tunnel and PCoIP Secure Gateway on a security server, you must edit the View Connection Server instance that is paired with the security server.

In a network configuration in which external clients connect directly to a View Connection Server host, you enable or disable the secure tunnel and PCoIP Secure Gateway by editing that View Connection Server instance in View Administrator.

If you intend to enable the PCoIP Secure Gateway, verify that the View Connection Server instance and paired security server are View 4.6 or later.

If you pair a security server to a View Connection Server instance on which you already enabled the PCoIP Secure Gateway, verify that the security server is View 4.6 or later.

1

In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.

2

In the View Connection Servers panel, select a View Connection Server instance and click Edit.

3

Configure use of the secure tunnel.

Option

Description

Enable the secure tunnel

Select Use secure tunnel connection to desktop.

Disable the secure tunnel

Deselect Use secure tunnel connection to desktop.

The secure tunnel is enabled by default.

4

Configure use of the PCoIP Secure Gateway.

Option

Description

Enable the PCoIP Secure Gateway

Select Use PCoIP Secure Gateway for PCoIP connections to desktop

Disable the PCoIP secure Gateway

Deselect Use PCoIP Secure Gateway for PCoIP connections to desktop

The PCoIP Secure Gateway is disabled by default.

5

Click OK to save your changes.