In View Administrator, you can configure the use of the Blast Secure Gateway to provide secure access to remote desktops and applications, either through HTML Access or through client connections that use the VMware Blast display protocol.


You can also use Access Point appliances, rather than security servers, for secure external access to Horizon 7 servers and desktops. If you use Access Point appliances, you must disable the secure gateways on View Connection Server instances and enable these gateways on the Access Point appliances. For more information, see Deploying and Configuring Access Point.

When the Blast Secure Gateway is not enabled, client devices and client Web browsers use the VMware Blast Extreme protocol to establish direct connections to remote desktop virtual machines and applications, bypassing the Blast Secure Gateway.


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 remote desktops by using VMware Identity Manager, verify that VMware Identity Manager is installed and configured for use with View Connection Server and that View Connection Server is paired with a SAML 2.0 Authentication server.


In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Servers.


On the Connection Servers tab, select a View Connection Server instance and click Edit.


Configure use of the Blast Secure Gateway.



Enable the Blast Secure Gateway

Select Use Blast Secure Gateway for Blast connections to machine

Disable the Blast secure Gateway

Deselect Use Blast Secure Gateway for Blast connections to machine

The Blast Secure Gateway is enabled by default.


Click OK to save your changes.