To deploy the VMware Identity Manager connector, you install the connector virtual appliance in vCenter Server, power it on, and activate it using an activation code that you generate in the VMware Identity Manager administration console. You also configure appliance settings such as setting passwords.

After you install and configure the connector, you go to the VMware Identity Manager administration console to set up the connection to your enterprise directory, enable authentication adapters on the connector, and enable outbound mode for the connector.