When integrated with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) acts as an identity provider and manages SSO for the vRealize Suite products and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. You provide a suite administrator when you add vIDM in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

Active Directory with LDAP authentication and Active Directory with Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) are the only supported methods of directory integration used to sync users and groups to the vIDM service. To add AD, vIDM must be installed or imported into the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager environment.