Managing SSL Certificates in View 5.0

You might not know this but in VMware View 5.0 the screws have been tightened a little bit more with regards to View Client and SSL certificates. Up until this point you could get away with using the built-in certificates generated by the installer. That’s no longer the case because, just as with web-browsers, the new clients all check to see if the certificate matches the name that they're connecting with and whether or not the certificate is trusted.

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Users can find these sort of pop-ups alarming, and you can guarantee a certain proportion of them will end up at the feet of the help desk people. In this article on techtarget’s site I take you though the process of requesting, importing and configuring SSL certificates for View 5.0.

This was first published in January 2012

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