To configure the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) settings for your organization, perform the following steps:


  • VMware Pulse IoT Center is integrated with LDAP.
  • LDAP is supported on on-premise versions of VMware Pulse IoT Center.
You must be an Organization Administrator to perform this operation.


  1. From the VMware Pulse IoT Center UI, go to Settings and select Identity and Access.
    The Identity and Access Settings page for your organization is displayed.
  2. To use an external identity provider to manage authentication for your organization, select Enable External Identity Provider.
  3. From the IDP Type drop-down menu, select LDAP.
  4. By default, Enable JIT user creation is enabled. With this option enabled, VMware Pulse IoT Center creates a shadow user if the user does not exist in any of the organizations. If you disable this option, the user cannot access VMware Pulse IoT Center even though the user credentials are configured in the external IDP. All valid IDP users can log in to VMware Pulse IoT Center when this option is enabled. To disable Just In Time (JIT) user creation, deselect Enable JIT user creation.
  5. Under LDAP Settings, enter the following information:
    1. In the Domain Name text box, enter a valid domain name.
    2. Under Server Details, enter the following information:
      • Directory Type - Select a directory type:
        • Active Directory
        • Open LDAP
      • Host - Enter the host IP address.
      • Port - Enter the port number.
      • Authentication Type - Select one:
        • SIMPLE
        • NONE
        • STRONG
      • Encryption Type - Select one:
        • SSL
        • NONE
  6. Under User Details, enter the following information:
    1. Bind Username: Enter the BIND user name.
    2. Bind Password: Enter the BIND password.
    3. User Object Class: Enter the object class associated with the user.
  7. To ensure that the connection is successful, click TEST CONNECTION.
  8. To save the settings, click SAVE.


You have successfully configured the LDAP settings for your organization. You can now log in to the VMware Pulse IoT Center UI with the external IDP credentials.