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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
Book Image

Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By: Jason Ventresco

Overview of this book

VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
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Chapter 14. Managing Horizon SSL Certificates

VMware Horizon, similar to many other applications that require SSL-based encryption, installs self-signed SSL certificates by default. A self-signed certificate is one that is signed by the creator, in this case the VMware Horizon component that is being installed. While self-signed certificates do enable secure communications, by default they will not be trusted by any client or server who connects to them. An untrusted certificate leads to the familiar There is a problem with this website's security certificate message in Microsoft Internet Explorer, or the The host name in the certificate is invalid or does not match message in the VMware Horizon client.

In addition, the default self-signed SSL certificates may have a smaller key length than what is required within your organization; this is something that can only be addressed by replacing them after the installation has completed.

While it is possible to add exceptions that will make the...