You can entitle users and groups to Windows applications that are captured as ThinApp packages.

You can only entitle VMware Identity Manager users, users who are imported from your directory server, to ThinApp packages. When you entitle a user to a ThinApp package, the user sees the application and can start it from the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application on their system. If you remove the entitlement, the user cannot see or start the application.

Often, the most effective way to entitle users to ThinApp packages is to add a ThinApp package entitlement to a group of users. In certain situations entitling individual users to a ThinApp package is more appropriate.

Prerequisites

Set up a virtual apps collection for ThinApp packages from the Catalog > Virtual Apps Collections page. After you create the collection, sync the ThinApp packages to VMware Identity Manager. When the ThinApp packages are synced to your catalog, you can entitle them to your users and groups.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager console.
  2. Entitle users to a ThinApp package.
    Option Description
    Access a ThinApp package and entitle users or groups to it.
    1. Click the Catalog > Virtual Apps tab.
    2. (Optional) Click the icon in the Type column heading and select ThinApp Package to view all ThinApp packages. You can also search for a ThinApp package by name.
    3. Click the package.
    4. Click Assign.
    5. Select users and groups by typing the name in the search box and selecting from the results.
    6. Select the deployment type for each user and group.

      Regardless of whether you select User Activated or Automatic, the application is added to the Catalog page in the Workspace ONE portal or app. Users can run the application from the Catalog page or bookmark it to run it from the Bookmarks page. However, if you want to set up an approval flow for the application, select User Activated.

    7. Click Save.
    Access a user or group and add ThinApp package entitlements to that user or group.
    1. Click the Users & Groups tab.
    2. Click the Users tab or the Groups tab.
    3. Click the name of an individual user or group.
    4. Click the Apps tab, then click Add Entitlement.
    5. In the Application Type drop-down list, select ThinApp Packages.
    6. Select the check boxes next to the ThinApp packages to which to entitle the user or group.
    7. In the DEPLOYMENT column, select the activation method for the ThinApp package.

      Regardless of whether you select User Activated or Automatic, the application is added to the Catalog page in Workspace ONE. Users can run the application from the Catalog page or bookmark it to run it from the Bookmarks page. However, if you want to set up an approval flow for the application, select User Activated.

    8. Click Save.

Results

The selected users or groups are now entitled to use the ThinApp package.

What to do next

Verify that the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application is installed on users' Windows systems.