Before you can entitle a particular resource to your users, you must populate your catalog with that resource. The method you use to populate your catalog with a resource depends on what type of resource it is.

The types of resources that you can define in your catalog for entitlement and distribution to users are Web applications, Windows applications captured as VMware ThinApp packages, Horizon View desktop pools and View Hosted applications, or Citrix-based applications.

To integrate and enable View desktop and application pools, Citrix-published resources, or ThinApp packaged applications, you use the Manage Desktop Applications menu in the Catalog tab.

For information, requirements, installation and configuration of these resources, see Setting Up Resources in VMware Identity Manager.

Web Applications

You populate your catalog with Web applications directly on the Catalog page of the administration console. When you click a Web application displayed on the Catalog page, information about that application is displayed. From the displayed page, you can configure the Web application, such as by providing the appropriate SAML attributes to configure single sign-on between VMware Identity Manager and the target Web application. When the Web application is configured, you can then entitle users and groups to that Web application. See Adding Web Applications to Your Catalog.