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VMware: Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View


Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was equipped with tablets where you could order your food and play games while you waited.

Being the EUC advocate that I am, this got me thinking about application and desktop delivery on a public device utilizing Horizon View. Tablets are where it’s at, but what’s to stop the user from killing the app and downloading Pokémon GO instead? What sort of security can be utilized to lock down the device?

In this post, we’re going to walk through how to set an iPad to run in Kiosk Mode for Horizon View. Normally, Kiosk Mode allows access to a View resource via the client device’s MAC address rather than username and password. The issue with this is that it only supports Thin Clients, Zero Clients, Windows Clients, and Linux Clients. This is going to cause us to redefine Kiosk Mode for iPad as a locked down iPad that runs nothing but Horizon View and the entitled Horizon content using a common username/password. Don’t worry though, this isn’t too far-fetched of an idea.

Read the entire article here, Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View

via the fine folks at VMware!

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