Setting Up VMware Identity Manager with Horizon Cloud

You can enable Horizon Cloud desktops and applications in VMware Identity Manager by configuring the cloud-based version of VMware Identity Manager with Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure. It is assumed that you already have a VMware Identity Manager deployment set up with users and groups synchronized with your Active Directory.

1 Log In to VMware Identity Manager

  • Log in to VMware Identity Manager using your Active Directory domain.

2 Switch to the Administration Console

  1. In the upper right corner, click the person icon.
  2. Select Administration Console from the drop-down menu.

3 Navigate to the Virtual Apps Catalog

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, select Catalog.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Virtual Apps.

4 Navigate to Virtual App Configuration

  • In the Virtual Apps window, select Virtual App Configuration in the upper row.

5 Select Horizon Cloud

  1. In the Virtual App Configuration window, click Add Virtual Apps.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Horizon Cloud.

6 Provide Initial Horizon Cloud Parameters

  1. In the Horizon Cloud window, provide the following parameters:
    • Name: Enter a friendly name for the virtual applications.
    • Sync Connectors: Select from the drop-down menu, or Add Connector.
  2. In the Tenants pane, click Add Tenant.

7 Provide Tenant Parameters

  1. Scroll down the Horizon Cloud window to the Tenants pane.
  2. Provide the following information:
    • Tenant Host: Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Horizon Cloud Tenant URL.
    • Tenant Port: Accept the default port of 443.
    • Admin User: Enter the username of the tenant host.
    • Admin Password: Enter the password for the tenant administrator account.
    • Admin Domain: Enter the Active Directory NETBIOS domain name where the tenant administrator resides.
    • Domains to Sync: Enter the Active Directory NETBIOS domain names for synchronizing Horizon Cloud resources and entitlements.
    • Assertion Consumer Service URL: Enter the IP address or hostname of the Horizon Cloud tenant, such as
    • True SSO enabled on Horizon Cloud: Check the check box if True SSO is enabled for this Horizon Cloud tenant.

8 Provide Custom ID Mapping Parameters

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Horizon Cloud window, and provide the Custom ID Mapping:
    • Name ID Format
    • Name ID Value
  2. Provide the following additional parameters:
    • Default Launch Client
    • Sync Frequency
    • Activation Policy
  3. Click Save.

When the parameters are saved and the operation is completed, proceed to the next exercise to configure the Federation Artifact.


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