AirWatch Cloud Connector is integrated with VMware Identity Manager for user password authentication in Workspace ONE.

To implement AirWatch Cloud Connector authentication, in the Built-in Identity Provider, the Password (Local Directory) authentication method is associated to the AirWatch Cloud Connector password authentication method.

You can enable just-in-time support in AirWatch to add new users to VMware Identity Manager when users sign in for the first time. When just-in-time support is enabled, users do not need to wait for the next scheduled sync from the AirWatch server to access Workspace ONE. Instead, new users log in to their Workspace ONE portal, either from an iOS or Android device or their desktop computer and enter their Active Directory user name and password. The VMware Identity Manager service authenticates the Active Directory credentials through the AirWatch Cloud Connector and adds the user profile to the directory.

After you associate the authentication methods in the Built-in identity provider, you create access policies to apply to this authentication method.


User name and password authentication are integrated into the AirWatch Cloud Connector deployment. To authenticate users using other VMware Identity Manager-supported authentication methods, the VMware Identity Manager connector must be configured.