The VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ connector is an on-premises component of VMware Workspace ONE Access (formerly known as VMware Identity Manager™) that integrates with your on-premises infrastructure such as Active Directory, RSA SecurID®, and VMware Horizon® to provide directory integration, user authentication, and virtual apps integration.
The connector contains the following enterprise services:
- Directory Sync service
Syncs users from Active Directory or LDAP directories to the Workspace ONE Access service
- User Auth service
Provides connector-based authentication methods, including Password (cloud deployment), RSA SecurID (cloud deployment), and RADIUS (cloud deployment)
- Kerberos Auth service
Provides Kerberos authentication for internal users
- Virtual App service
Syncs virtual apps from VMware Horizon and Citrix® deployments to the Workspace ONE Access serviceNote: Integration with Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure with Universal Broker is configured from the Horizon Cloud administration console and does not require the Virtual App service. The Virtual App service does not support integration with Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud or Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure with Single-Pod Broker.
The Virtual App service does not support integration with VMware ThinApp. To integrate ThinApp packaged applications, use VMware Identity Manager connector (Linux) version 2018.8.1.0
The enterprise services can be installed individually on separate Windows servers or together on the same server. When you install the connector, you select which services to install. The services run independently of each other and can be stopped, started, and managed separately.
All the services, except for the Kerberos Auth service, are outbound and do not require an inbound connection.
The Workspace ONE Access connector is installed on Windows servers only. See Workspace ONE Access Connector 21.08 Systems Requirements for supported versions.
- For information about configuring directories using the Directory Sync service, see Directory Integration with VMware Workspace ONE Access.
- For information about configuring authentication using the User Auth or Kerberos Auth service, see Managing User Authentication Methods in VMware Workspace ONE Access.
- For information about configuring virtual apps using the Virtual App service, see Using Virtual App Collections in Setting up Resources in Workspace ONE Access.