Set up SSL for Horizon View 7

After configuring SSL for my App Volumes environment, I went straight through installing a self signed certificate for Horizon View. 

Setting up SSL for your Horizon View environment is a real simple task. In my case I have an Enterprise Certificate Authority in my lab. If you need guidance on how to do that, click here.

The next step is importing or requesting a new certificate on the Horizon View Connection server. As said, I have a Certificate Authority in my lab so I will request a new certificate from the CA. 

Follow the steps below to set up SSL for Horizon View.

  1. Open MMC.exe
  2. Click File -> Add/Remove Snap-in… -> Select Certificates -> Add
  3. Add Computer Account
  4. Open Personal > Certificates
  5. Select the certificate issued by your connection server, open properties and remove “vdm” at Friendly name and click OK.
  6. Import or request a new certificate.
  7. When the certificate is installed, select the certificate and click Properties.
  8. Now add “vdm” in the Friendly name box and click OK.
  9. Finally you need to restart the Horizon View services in order to use the new certificate. 
  10. When the services are restarted, or you have rebooted the Horizon connection server, start a browser session to the Horizon Management Console and enjoy the green sign notifying you your connection is secure.