A VMware Cloud Director system administrator can control system-wide settings related to LDAP, email notification, licensing, and general system preferences. Modify General System SettingsVMware Cloud Director includes general system settings related to activity logs, networking, session timeouts, certificates, organization limits, operation limits, and so on. The default settings are appropriate for many environments, but you can modify the settings to meet your needs. General System SettingsVMware Cloud Director includes general system settings that you can modify to meet your needs. Activate FIPS Mode on the Cells in the Server GroupYou can configure VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2 and later on Linux to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules and to run in FIPS-compliant mode. Configure the System Email SettingsYou can edit the system email settings, including configuring the SMTP server settings and VMware Cloud Director notification settings. Change the VMware Cloud Director LicenseVMware Cloud Director requires a valid license, specified as a serial number, to run. You can modify the licensing information that you entered during the initial VMware Cloud Director configuration. Configure the Catalog Synchronization SettingsYou can edit the catalog synchronization settings for all organizations and catalogs, including the refresh rate of the catalog subscriptions. Create an Advisory DashboardYou can create notifications that appear on top of the UI pages in the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal and the Tenant Portal. The messages can appear to system administrators, the users within an organization, or the users in all organizations. Configuring and Monitoring Blocking Tasks and NotificationsYou can use blocking tasks and notifications to configure VMware Cloud Director to send AMQP messages triggered by certain events. Configure Public AddressesTo fulfill load balancer or proxy requirements, you can change the default endpoint Web addresses for the VMware Cloud Director Web Portal, VMware Cloud Director API, and console proxy. Managing Identity ProvidersYou can integrate your cloud with an external identity provider and import users and groups to your organizations. You can configure an LDAP server connection at a system or organization level. You can configure a SAML integration at an organization level. Managing CertificatesYou can import, download, edit, and delete certificates from VMware Cloud Director. You can copy the certificate PEM data to the clipboard. Managing Plug-InsVMware Cloud Director plug-ins extend the functions of the Service Provider Admin Portal and the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal. You can upload, deactivate, and delete plug-ins from the Service Provider Admin Portal. You can publish a plug-in to the service provider and individual organizations. Customizing the VMware Cloud Director PortalsTo match your corporate branding standards and to create a fully custom cloud experience, you can set the logo and the theme for your VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal and for the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal of each organization. In addition, you can modify and add custom links to the two upper right menus in the VMware Cloud Director portals. Configure the Password PolicyTo prevent a user from logging in to VMware Cloud Director after a certain number of failed attempts, you can enable the account lockout. Configure vSphere ServicesYou can configure and enable VMware Cloud Director to use vCenter Single Sign-On so that the vSphere identity provider authenticates the system administrators.