The VMware People Search™ application allows employees to search their organization's active directory to view user details and organization charts.

Users access and install the People Search application from VMware Workspace™ ONE™ using Android and iOS devices. They can find other employees, view their organization charts and titles, and select email addresses and weblinks to communicate with co-workers.

Configure People Search in the VMware Identity Manager Console

First, enable People Search, and then map the Active Directory attributes required to retrieve information about employees and the organization.

For more information, see the VMware Identity Manager™ configuration documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Identity-Manager/3.1/vidm-install/GUID-96E2F98A-5B90-4F81-A302-8264E6362494.html.

Configure the People Search Application Profile in the Workspace ONE UEM Console (Option 1)

Next, configure a profile for your People Search application deployment in the VMware Workspace ONE™ UEM console. You can provide for application metrics to be collected, and configure various permissions and default settings that control how the application is used.

To configure the People Search application, see Configure People Search.

For more information about internal applications, see Upload Internal Applications With a Local File.

Configure People Search Using AppConfig Values (Option 2)

If you are running fully managed (MDM) deployments, you can configure People Search using AppConfig values.

For iOS devices, you do not need to configure and assign the SDK profile to use AppConfig values.

For Android for Work devices, to use AppConfig values, you must assign either:

  • The default SDK profile, or
  • A custom SDK profile that does not include a Custom Settings payload.

For more information about configuring AppConfig values, see Application Configuration Information .

Integrate People Search with Other VMware Apps

People Search can work with other Workspace ONE UEM apps to deep link from an app like VMware Boxer directly into People Search. This function gives end users the ability to explore your organization's hierarchy and user profiles directly from the configured app. You can configure this integration, including what information is viewable, in the UEM console. For more information about this integration, see the app guides for the apps you want to configure, available on docs.vmware.com.

Assign People Search to End Users

Finally, assign and deploy the People Search application by configuring the flexible deployment options in the UEM console. This configuration determines who receives the application, and, if you deploy a staggered application rollout, when they receive it.

To assign People Search, see Add an Assignment to an Internal Application.

For a quick end-user orientation for People Search, see People Search End-User Quick Orientation.