As an enterprise using VMware Cloud Services, you can set up federation with your corporate domain. Federating your corporate domain allows you to use your organization's single sign-on and identity source to sign in to VMware Cloud Services. You can also set up multi-factor authentication as part of federation access policy settings.

Federated identity management allows you to control authentication to your organization and its services by assigning organization and service roles to your enterprise groups.

VMware requires users of VMware Cloud Services who work with VMware for the purposes of billing and support to have a VMware ID. Enterprise users who need access to billing and support features must link their corporate account with their VMware ID. Here's what linking your account means.

What's involved in setting up a federated identity?

Set up a federated identity with the VMware Identity Manager service and the VMware Identity Manager connector, which we provide at no additional charge.

  1. Download the VMware Identity Manager connector and configure it for user attributes and group sync from your corporate identity store. Note that your user passwords are not synched.

  2. Configure your corporate identity provider instance using the VMware Identity Manager service.

  3. Register your corporate domain.

After you set up a federated identity, use your corporate credentials to sign in to VMware Cloud services. Add enterprise groups to your organization and assign roles to give them access to the organization's resources.

How do I set up federation?

You set up federation with our customer success team. If you want to federate your corporate domain, and our customer success team has not yet contacted you, contact your customer success representative.

How do I know if my corporate domain is federated?

If your account is federated, your source domain appears on the Enterprise Groups page. If your account is not federated, the source domain is None.

When you have federated your corporate domain, add enterprise groups to your organization and assign roles to give them access to the organization's resources.