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VMware Horizon is a modern platform for secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps across the hybrid cloud.
VDI is a desktop-centric service that hosts user desktop environments on remote servers and storage systems, which are accessed over a network using a remote display protocol. Enterprises are converting physical desktops to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) since it provides efficient hardware utilization and centralized management while reducing costs.
Due to the COVID-19, many companies need to find some ways to enable remote working. VDI solution is one of their choices. VMware Horizon View can provide a quick win VDI solution but it still need to spend efforts to setup for some authentications and security settings, e.g. MFA. For some SME companies, they may not have their own RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server and OTP (one-time password) server to enable 2FA/MFA. miniOrange provides a ready to use Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA solution for Sangfor aDesk VDI using RADIUS Server which enables an extra layer of authentication to VDI logins & ensures that you roll out secure access to your employees within minutes.
2-factor authentication (2fa) can be of two types depending on the Application you want to enable it for.
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external directories such as miniOrange Directory, Microsoft AD, Azure Active Directory/LDAP, AWS Cognito and many more.
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|Client Name:||Any name for your reference.|
|Client IP:||IP address of VPN server which will send Radius authentication request.|
|Shared Secret:||Security key.
For Eg. "sharedsecret"
(Keep this with you, you will need to configure same on VPN Server).
|Do not Support Challenge:||Keep this Unchecked.|
|Group Name:||Group for which the policy will apply.|
|Policy Name:||Any Identifier that specifies policy name.|
|Login Method||Login Method for the users associated with this policy.|
|Enable 2-Factor Authentication||Enables Second Factor during Login for users associated with this policy.|
|Enable Adaptive Authentication||Enables Adaptive Authentication for Login of users associated with this policy.|
Only For On-Premise Version
Step 1: Open Firewall Ports.
|Label||A name for this authenticator. This name is shows in client connection during authentication.|
|Description||An optional description of this authenticator.|
|Hostname/Address||The IP address or host name of your miniOrange Radius server.|
|Accounting port||The accounting port must be set to 0 to avoid delays or failures during authentication. You may need to access the Flash-based Horizon View admin client to set this to 0 if you cannot set it with the HTML5 Horizon View admin client.|
|Authentication type||Select PAP.|
|Shared secret||The RADIUS secret that you got in this step. Consider avoiding the special characters &, <, >, and " as the HTML5 Horizon View admin client may not encode these correctly.|
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.
1. Create User in miniOrange
2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.
Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.
|Activate LDAP||All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it|
|Sync users in miniOrange||Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP|
|Fallback Authentication||If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange|
|Allow users to change password||This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server|
|Enable administrator login||On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server|
|Show IdP to users||If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users|
|Send Configured Attributes||If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login|
Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.
miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.
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