Before you deploy and configure vRealize Automation in Cloud Foundation, you must provide specific configuration for an Active Directory user. This user acts as a service account for authentication in cross-application communication.
The service account provides non-interactive and non-human access to services and APIs to the vRealize Automation components of Cloud Foundation.
The service account is a standard Active Directory account that you configure in the following way:
- The password never expires.
- The user cannot change the password.
|vRealize Automation||Active Directory||Service account for performing Active Directory domain join operations for computer accounts used by vRealize Automation IaaS components.||
||Service account for access from vRealize Automation to vCenter Server and the Microsoft SQL Server instance.||