Configure SMTP server settings to receive email notifications from the VMware Identity Manager service. For example, notification emails are sent when new local users are created, when a password is reset, or with the auto discovery verification token.


  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager console.
  2. Click the Appliance Settings tab and click SMTP.
  3. Enter the SMTP server host name.

    For example:

  4. Enter the SMTP server port number.

    For example: 25

  5. (Optional) If the SMTP server requires authentication, enter the user name and password.
  6. Click Save.
  7. To customize the sender's address in the email notifications, add the address to the file.
    1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager machine.
    2. Edit the /usr/local/horizon/conf/ file and add the following property:

      For example:

    3. Save the file.
    4. Restart the machine.

      <install dir>\usr\local\horizon\scripts\horizonService.bat restart

    This changes the sender's address from the default to the custom address.