1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 17, 2013 2:07 AM by markbenson

    Horizon View 5.2 and Entrust e-grid Compatibility

    golfdude42501 Expert

      Hey Folks,


      I'm working on a project with the above components and I'm not sure how to setup the connection server for RADIUS authentication when using Entrust IdentityGuard and e-grid. What is the proper setup to allow for the Entrust server to supply the grid strings which are then used to select three additional characters from the e-grid card and then appended to the PIN used by the user logging in.


      Does anyone have any insight in how this needs to be setup?


      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Horizon View 5.2 and Entrust e-grid Compatibility
          markbenson Master
          VMware Employees

          AFAIK, Entrust e-grid is not one of the RADIUS vendors we worked with when this RADIUS feature was added. In my article VMware View 5.1 RADIUS Authentication Setup I list some of the vendors that have known working solutions with View. Many other vendors will also work with View.


          I could be wrong, but I think the problem here is that there is no way in View (currently) of prompting the user for the grid positions that they need to use to enter the grid values in the text input screen. It might be that this part is done in a RADIUS Access-Challenge and it could be a matter of displaying the message in the Access-Challenge to the user. It would then be necessary for the user to enter the grid values in the challenge input field to complete the authentication process. Without doing this level of integration, it can't work.


          In all cases where RADIUS integration with View is required, I'd encourage you to contact the RADIUS vendor to ask specifically what they have for VMware View integration information. I list some of the links to this material from several vendors in my article. Many vendors publish specific guides on how to set up View, and have tested interoperability details that they can share with you.