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Windows Hello support available with our Remote Desktop client for Windows!

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Eva Seydl
Microsoft

Windows Hello authentication to the session host (including Smartcard and PIN) is now supported. This feature requires that the user’s device has line of sight to the Domain Controller that can validate the credentials, for example from the corporate network or connected over VPN. When connecting from an external network, users still need to use their username and password.

 

Update to the latest version of our app today!

 

Haven't used our client yet? Follow this link for more information:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/connect-windows-7-and-10

 

4 Replies

@Eva Seydl Hello, are there plans to get windows virtual desktop to work without a password?  We're trying to test going passwordless in Azure (no password hash sync, using fido2 keys, adfs, ect).  Right now windows virtual desktop seems to behave like a legacy domain device and we can't seem to both test the virtual desktop preview at the same time as going passwordless.  I feel it'd be great if these windows 10 virtual desktops were to be connected directly to Azure AD for native Azure AD authentication over setting up Azure AD Domain Services for a legacy style domain environment.

Thanks!

@Mike McConnell : We definitely want to support both Azure AD Join and Passwordless going forward to align on those initiatives. These may end up being separate features, or may end up being intrinsically tied. However, this is not something we are planning for GA, as there are a bunch of moving parts we are investigating to handle this.

 

However, feel free to upvote or make these suggestions on our UserVoice forum.

 

Thanks!

@Eva Seydl 
When will support for Windows Hello key trust model be available?
We are all moving towards a modern desktop approach with Azure AD and Intune.
So It’s a real showstopper, if we still need legacy ADFS to use PIN/Fingerprint for this new great WVD service.

/Jesper Ravn

@Jesper Ravn : We do not have dates yet for RDP to support the Key Trust Model for Windows Hello. As mentioned, we're working on supporting Azure AD Join and some of that work likely will make its way into RDP. However, can you file an item on our UserVoice so we can specifically track this request?

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