Archive for the ‘Authentication’ Category
VDI can be used for several use cases including call centres, standard workplaces, high security desktops and much more. With VMware View 4.5 you can also use your virtual desktops for kiosk mode purposes. The most popular kiosk mode use case is a Internet surf station but you could also think about other self service terminals like the ticket machines at the airport. The kiosk mode can be fully automated that it directly connects to the View broker and the desktop when the end users device is turned on. The authentication is done via MAC address verification.
A colleague of mine had a requirement from his security-department to disable the ability to use “weak ciphers” to connect to the security server.
Since VMware View does only support Microsoft Active Directory Service as directory service, Novell eDirectory users need another way to get their environment working with the VMware virtual desktop infrastructure. First of all you will definitely need an Active Directory to integrate the View Manager with so that the users can logon and get authenticated. To get the users from the eDirectory in sync with the Active Directory you should use the standard Novell tools.
The easiest way to configure the View Manager with the VMware vCenter is to use the Administrator account however this is mostly not the best choice. Companies want to use special service or administration account with the maximum permissions needed instead of using a all-permission-user.