Before you deploy the connector virtual appliance to use for smart card authentication, generate an activation code for the new connector from the vRealize Automation console. The activation code is used to establish communication between Directories Management and the connector.

You can configure a single connector or a connector cluster. If you want to use a connector cluster, repeat this procedure for each connector that you need.


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


  1. Select Administration > Directories Management > Connectors
  2. Type a name for the new connector in the Connector ID Name text box.
  3. Press Enter.

    The activation code for the connector is displayed in the Connector Activation Code box.

  4. Copy the activation code for use in configuring the connector using the OVA file.