Configure password authentication for local directories in the Identity & Access management Manage > Auth Methods page.

About this task

After the authentication method is configured, you associate the Password (Local Directory) authentication method in the built-in identity provider associated to the local directory.

Procedure

  1. In the Identity & Access Management tab, go to Manage > Auth Methods.
  2. In the Password (Local Directory) Configure column, click the icon.
  3. Select the check box Enable Local Directory Password Authentication.
  4. In the Number of password tries text box enter the maximum number of failed login attempts. No more logins are allowed after the failed login attempts reach this number. The default is five attempts.
  5. Click Save.

What to do next

  • Associate the Password (Local Directory) authentication method in the built-in identity provider. To deploy a local directory, see the VMware Identity Manager Cloud Deployment guide, Using Local Directories.