Provisioning provides automatic application user management from a single location. Provisioning adapters allow Web applications to retrieve specific information from the VMware Identity Manager service as required. For example, when automatic user provisioning to Google Apps is enabled, required user account information, such as the user name, first name, and last name can be retrieved from the VMware Identity Manager service.

If provisioning is enabled for a Web application, when you entitle a user to the application in the VMware Identity Manager service, the user is provisioned in the Web application.

You configure the provisioning adapter for an application when you add the application to the catalog from the Catalog > Web Apps tab.

The VMware Identity Manager service currently includes provisioning adapters for the following applications:

  • Google Apps
  • Office 365
  • Socialcast