Automatic attach (autoAttach) enables you to configure a viewlet so that a user does not need to provide a username or password to view information provided by the Global Manager.

To make the connection to a Global Manager transparent, you must do the following:

  • Edit two parameters in the file (or in the viewlet HTML files).

  • Configure the Dashboard credentials identifier (ID). This ID specifies the location of the VMware Smart Assurance Broker, the name of the Global Manager, a username, and a password.


    The VMware Office of Product Security deems the use of this feature (Automatic attach by storing credentials on disk) as an unsecure mode of operation. Storing credentials on disk amounts to no user authentication. As such, VMware Corporation discourages the use of this feature.