As a system administrator, you must configure smart card authentication for your vRealize Automation deployment using Directories Management.

Before you begin

  • Configure an appropriate Active Directory connection for use with your vRealize Automation deployment.

  • Download the OVA file required to configure a connector from VMware vRealize Automation Tools and SDK.

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator.

About this task

Directories Management supports multiple identity providers and connector clusters for each configured Active Directory. To use smart card authentication, you can set up either a single external connector or a connector cluster with an appropriate identity provider behind a load balancer that permits SSL passthrough.

There are various certificate configuration options available for use with smart card authentication. See Configuring a Certificate or Smart Card Adapter for Use with Directories Management.