When you set up the VMware Identity Manager directory to sync with Active Directory, you specify the user attributes that sync to the directory. Before you set up the directory, you can specify on the User Attributes page which default attributes are required and add additional attributes that you want to map to Active Directory attributes.

When you configure the User Attributes page before the directory is created, you can change default attributes from required to not required, mark attributes as required, and add custom attributes.

After the directory is created, you can change a required attribute not to be required, and you can delete custom attributes. You cannot change an attribute to be a required attribute.


  1. In the VMware Identity Manager console, Identity & Access Management tab, click User Attributes.
  2. In the Default Attributes section, review the required attribute list and make appropriate changes to reflect which attributes should be required.
  3. Click Save.