To integrate independent View pods, you add the View Connection Server details in the VMware Identity Manager administration console and sync with the View Connection Server instance.

About this task

Before you perform any integration tasks in the VMware Identity Manager administration console, set up View. You create and configure View pools in View, not in VMware Identity Manager. You also set entitlements for Active Directory users and groups in View.

Integrating View involves the following high-level tasks.

  • Deploy and configure View.

  • Deploy View desktop and application pools, with entitlements set for Active Directory users and groups.

  • Enable the userPrincipalName attribute in the VMware Identity Manager administration console, on the User Attributes page.

  • Sync Active Directory users and groups who are entitled to View pools in View Connection Server instances to the VMware Identity Manager service using directory sync.

    Later, when you add View pods to VMware Identity Manager, you can also select the Perform Directory Sync option. This option specifies that directory sync be performed as part of View sync if any users and groups that are entitled to View pools in the View Connection Server instances being synced are missing in the VMware Identity Manager directory.

  • Join VMware Identity Manager to the same Active Directory domain as 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.

  • Add View pods to VMware Identity Manager.

  • Configure SAML authenticator on the View Connection Server. You must always use the VMware Identity Manager FQDN on the Authenticator configuration page.