A VMware Cloud Director system administrator can control system-wide settings related to LDAP, email notification, licensing, and general system preferences. What to read next Modify VMware Cloud Director 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 VMware Cloud Director System SettingsVMware Cloud Director includes general system settings that you can modify to meet your needs. Activate FIPS Mode on the VMware Cloud Director Cells in the Server GroupYou can configure VMware Cloud Director on Linux to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules and to run in FIPS-compliant mode. Configure the VMware Cloud Director 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 and LDAP Synchronization in Your VMware Cloud DirectorStarting with version 10.3.3, you can edit the catalog and LDAP synchronization settings for all VMware Cloud Director organizations and catalogs, including the refresh rate of the catalog subscriptions and LDAP user information. Create an Advisory Dashboard in Your VMware Cloud DirectorYou 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 Notifications Using Your VMware Cloud DirectorYou can use blocking tasks and notifications to configure VMware Cloud Director to send AMQP messages triggered by certain events. Subscribe to VMware Cloud Director Events, Tasks, and Metrics by Using an MQTT ClientYou can use an MQTT client to subscribe to messages about VMware Cloud Director events and tasks. Configure VMware Cloud Director Public AddressesTo fulfill load balancer or proxy requirements, you can change the default endpoint Web addresses for the VMware Cloud Director Web Portal and VMware Cloud Director API. Managing Identity Providers in VMware Cloud DirectorYou can integrate your VMware Cloud Director with an external identity provider, and import users and groups to your organizations. You can configure an LDAP server connection at the system or the organization level. You can configure a SAML integration at the organization level. Using VMware Cloud Director as an Identity Provider Proxy ServerStarting with version 10.4.2, you can use VMware Cloud Director as a tenant-aware identity provider proxy server. Managing Certificates Using Your VMware Cloud DirectorYou can import, download, edit, and delete certificates from VMware Cloud Director. You can copy the certificate PEM data to the clipboard. Managing VMware Cloud Director Plug-InsVMware Cloud Director plug-ins expand 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 Portals by Using the Legacy APITo 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. Customizing the VMware Cloud Director Portals by Using the BrandingThemes APITo match your corporate branding standards and to create a fully custom cloud experience, customize the VMware Cloud Director portals by using the BrandingThemes API and corresponding UI. In addition, you can modify and add custom links to the two upper-right menus in the VMware Cloud Director portals, and to the login and logout pages. Configure the VMware Cloud Director 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. Auto Scale Groups in Your VMware Cloud DirectorYou can allow VMware Cloud Director tenant users to auto scale applications depending on the current CPU and memory use.