Before you integrate with View, you must join VMware Identity Manager to the Active Directory domain used for View if you intend to sync any View Connection Server 5.x instances or use the Perform Directory Sync option. Both these configurations use an alternative way of syncing, which requires the domain to be joined..


  • Verify that you have an Active Directory domain name, username, and password, with the rights to join the domain.

    See "Integrating with Active Directory" in Installing and Configuring VMware Identity Manager for more information about joining a domain.

  • Verify that the attribute userPrincipalName in the VMware Identity Manager User Attributes page is enabled. You can access this page in the administration console by clicking Identity & Access Management > Setup > User Attributes.

  • Verify that users and groups with View Pool entitlements are synced to VMware Identity Manager using Directory sync.

  • If applicable, establish a connection to multi-domains or trusted multi-forest domains in Active Directory. See VMware Identity Manager Installation and Configuration.


  1. Log in to the administration console.
  2. Click Identity & Access Management.
  3. Click Setup.
  4. In the Connectors page, click Join Domain next to the appropriate directory.
  5. Enter the information for the Active Directory domain and click Join Domain. Do not use non-ASCII characters when you enter your domain information.




    Select the domain to join or select Custom Domain and type the domain name. Ensure that you type the fully qualified Active Directory domain name For example,


    The Active Directory FQDN must be in the same domain as the View Connection Server. Otherwise, your deployment fails.

    Domain User

    Type the username of an account in Active Directory that has permissions to join systems to that Active Directory domain.

    Domain Password

    Type the password associated with the AD Username. This password is not stored by VMware Identity Manager.

    Organizational unit (OU) of domain to join

    (Optional) The organizational unit (OU) to join. This option joins the machine to the specified OU instead of the default Computers OU.

    For example, ou=testou,dc=test,dc=example,dc=com.

  6. To configure View integration in a multi-domain environment, verify that VMware Identity Manager and the View servers are joined to the same domain.

What to do next

Add View pods to VMware Identity Manager.