You can use several authentication methods with your deployment.

Authentication methods include local authentication, VMware Identity Manager authentication, and Active Directory authentication. You can use more than one method in the same deployment and users then select the type of authentication to use at login.

The download page for vRealize Log Insight includes a download link for the appropriate version of VMware Identity Manager. VMware Identity Manager includes the following features.

  • Directory integration to authenticate users against existing directories such as Active Directory or LDAP.
  • Single Sign-On integration with other VMware products that also support Single Sign-On capability.
  • Single Sign-On with several third-party identity providers such as ADFS, Ping Federate, and others.
  • Two-factor authentication through integration with third-party software such as RSA SecurID, Entrust, and others. Two-factor authentication with VMware Verify is included.

Local authentication is a component of vRealize Log Insight. To use it, you create a local user and password that is stored on the vRealize Log Insight server. A product administrator must enable vRealize Log Insight and Active Directory.