You can add your organization's Web applications to your catalog and make these applications accessible to your users and groups.

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.

When you add an entry for a Web application to the catalog, you create an application record and configure the address of the Web application. The VMware Identity Manager service uses the application record as a template to establish a secure connection with the Web application.

The following methods can be used to add application records of Web applications to your catalog from the Catalog tab.

Method

Description

From the cloud application catalog

Popular enterprise Web application types are listed in the cloud application catalog. These federated applications are partially configured. You must complete the rest of the application record form.

Create a new one

You can add Web applications to your catalog that are not listed in the cloud application catalog. Non-federated applications are created as new applications. The application records for these Web applications are more generic than that of cloud application catalog applications. You enter the application description and configuration information to create the application record.

Import a ZIP or JAR file

You can import a Web application that you previously configured in the service. You might want to use this method to move a deployment from staging to production. In such a situation, you export a Web application from the staging deployment as a ZIP file. You then import the ZIP file to the production deployment.

After you add Web applications to the catalog, you can configure entitlements, access policies, licensing, and provisioning information.