The VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ connector is an on-premises component of VMware Workspace ONE Access 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, Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure with Single-Pod Broker or Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud, Citrix®, and VMware ThinApp deployments to the Workspace ONE Access service.

    Note: 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 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 22.09 Systems Requirements for supported versions.

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