Identity Appliance is a preconfigured virtual appliance that provides single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for the vRealize Automation environment.

You can use the Identity Appliance SSO provided with vRealize Automation or some versions of the SSO provided with vSphere. For information about supported versions, see vRealize Automation Support Matrix for this release available from

The Identity Appliance is delivered as an open virtualization format (OVF) template. The system administrator deploys the virtual appliance to the existing virtualization infrastructure.

SSO is an authentication broker and security token exchange that interacts with the enterprise identity store, Active Directory or OpenLDAP, to authenticate users. A system administrator configures SSO settings to provide access to the Identity Appliance console.