In View Administrator, you can configure the use of the Blast Secure Gateway to provide secure HTML access to View desktops.

The Blast Secure Gateway ensures that only authenticated users can communicate with View desktops by using HTML Access. View Client does not have to be installed on users' endpoint devices.

When the Blast Secure Gateway is not enabled, client Web browsers use HTML Access to establish direct connections to View desktop virtual machines, bypassing the Blast Secure Gateway.

Important

A typical network configuration that provides secure connections for external users includes a security server. To enable or disable the Blast Secure Gateway on a security server, you must edit the View Connection Server instance that is paired with the security server. If external users connect directly to a View Connection Server host, you enable or disable the Blast Secure Gateway by editing that View Connection Server instance.

If users select View desktops by using the Horizon User Portal, verify that Horizon Workspace is installed and configured for use with View Connection Server and that View Connection Server is paired with a SAML 2.0 Authentication server.

Verify that the secure tunnel is enabled. If the secure tunnel is disabled, the Blast Secure Gateway cannot be enabled.

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In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Servers.

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

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Configure use of the Blast Secure Gateway.

Option

Description

Enable the Blast Secure Gateway

Select Use Blast Secure Gateway for HTML access to desktop

Disable the Blast secure Gateway

Deselect Use Blast Secure Gateway for HTML access to desktop

The Blast Secure Gateway is enabled by default.

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Click OK to save your changes.