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Sep 09, 2016

Horizon Client authentication failure

I am running Big IP version 12.1.0 with APM and Horizon View 7.0.1. Currently attempting setup with the f5.vmware_view.v1.5.1 iapp template. The feature we really want to implement is using smartcard authentication with SAML 2.0 through the horizon client. Both the View server and F5 have been configured according to the companion guide for the iapp. The horizon client will prompt for a pin and then after a second or two display "Authentication Failure." APM logs consistently show the access policy failing at the cert inspection step. No SAML traffic appears to take place.


If I attempt the same exact connection through a regular web browser via HTML 5, I can authenticate to the webtop where the authentication fails to the back end (the documentation says that's what should happen and that manual login has to occur from the webtop). The main thing is the APM log looks great. SAML authentication is seen for the browser connection the cert inspection from the same smartcard passes where it fails on connections from the Horizon client. I could really use some guidance on this.


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