RSA SecurID provides enhanced security with two-factor authentication, which requires knowledge of the user's PIN and token code. The token code is only available on the physical SecurID token.

Administrators can enable individual View Connection Server instances for RSA SecurID authentication by installing the RSA SecurID software on the View Connection Server host and modifying View Connection Server settings.

When users log in through a View Connection Server instance that is enabled for RSA SecurID authentication, they are first required to authenticate with their RSA user name and passcode. If they are not authenticated at this level, access is denied. If they are correctly authenticated with RSA SecurID, they continue as normal and are then required to enter their Active Directory credentials.

If you have multiple View Connection Server instances, you can configure RSA SecurID authentication on some instances and a different user authentication method on others. For example, you can configure RSA SecurID 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.