VMware Identity Manager – Workspace ONE – Provide Access to Horizon Desktops and Apps & Workspace ONE mode

In this post, we will integrate VMware Identity Manager with Horizon.

First go to Catalog, and select connector to use under Manage Desktop Apps (if you have followed my previous posts, I have Outbound connection mode, that is, WSONE is in DMZ with connector appliance deployed in LAN)

This will redirect you to Connector Appliance’s page to Enable Horizon View Apps and Desktops. Provide information of connection server:

Then Save, and Confirm SSL.

For SAML, go to Horizon Connection server;

You may also choose Required instead of Allowed. This will block accessing horizon directly.

SAML Required

And with required, you may also choose to tick “Enable Workspace ONE mode” to redirect users back to WSONE

Workspace one mode

There is already great demo video here about Workspace ONE mode:


Once you configure, you need to change the external access URL of Horizon. This will be done in Network Ranges section of VMware Workspace ONE…

All set 🙂

Good Luck

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware
Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware.
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