You can integrate your enterprise directory with VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ (formerly known as VMware Identity Manager™) to sync users and groups to the Workspace ONE Access service. Workspace ONE Access supports integration with Active Directory and with LDAP directories such as OpenLDAP.

When you integrate a directory, a limited number of user and group attributes, specified by the administrator, are synced to the Workspace ONE Access service. User passwords and any attributes other than the ones specified by the administrator are not synced.

The Directory Sync service is required for directory integration. Before using this document, install the Directory Sync service, which is available as a component of the Workspace ONE Access connector beginning with version 20.01. See the latest version of Installing VMware Workspace ONE Access Connector for information.

Related Information

Workspace ONE Access also supports other types of directories, such as local directories and Just-in-Time directories. For information about creating those types of directories, see the Workspace ONE Access Administration guide.

Navigating in the New Admin Console

In the SaaS April 2022 release, the Workspace ONE Access admin console was redesigned for better navigation to key settings. To start using the new console, use the New Navigation toggle in the admin console header to quickly switch to the new user interface.


You can use the toggle to switch back at any time.

Table 1. Directory Settings in New and Old Consoles
Page Location in New Console Location in Old Console
Directories Integrations > Directories Identity & Access Management > Manage > Directories
Connectors Integrations > Connectors Identity & Access Management > Setup > Connectors
User Attributes Settings > User Attributes Identity & Access Management > Setup > User Attributes
Users Accounts > Users Users & Groups > Users
User Groups Accounts > User Groups Users & Groups > Groups
Identity Providers, Authentication Methods, Connector Authentication Methods Integrations Identity & Access Management > Setup

This publication shows you how to configure features with the New Navigation toggle turned on. To see information about how to configure features using the old navigation, go to the Workspace ONE Access Cloud > Legacy Admin Console-Based Documents folder in the Workspace ONE Access documentation center. Note that the legacy documents will not be updated with new features after April 2022.