After the connector OVA is deployed and installed, you run the Setup wizard to activate the appliance and configure the administrator passwords.

Make sure that the outbound firewall port 443 is open from the connector instance to the vmwareidentity URL. If your network configuration provides Internet access through an HTTP proxy, you must adjust your proxy settings on the appliance to make sure you can establish communication between your connector instance and your tenant. See Setting Proxy Server Settings for Connector.

You have the activation code. See Create Your Identity Provider.

Ensure the connector appliance is powered on and you know the connector URL.

Collect a list of passwords to use for the connector administrator, root account, and sshuser account.


To run the Setup wizard, enter the connector URL that was displayed in the Console tab after the OVA was deployed.


On the Welcome Page, click Continue.


Create strong passwords for the following connector virtual appliance administrator accounts.

Strong passwords should be at least eight characters long and include uppercase and lowercase characters and at least one digit or special character.



Appliance Administrator

Create the appliance administrator password. The user name is admin and cannot be changed. You use this account and password to log into the connector services to manage certificates, appliance passwords and syslog configuration.


The admin user password must be at least 6 characters in length.

Root Account

A default VMware root password was used to install the connector appliance. Create a new root password.

sshuser Account

Create the password to use for remote access to the connector appliance.


Click Continue.


On the Activate Connector page, paste the activation code and click Continue.

The activation code is verified and the communication between the tenant and your connector instance is established.

The connector setup is complete.

Click the link on the Setup is Complete page to go to the tenant administration console. Log in with the temporary administrator user name and password you received for your tenant. Then set up the directory connection and select users and groups to sync to the VMware Identity Manager directory. See Integrating with Your Enterprise Directory, Integrating with Active Directory, and Integrating with LDAP Directories for more information.

Configure SSL certificates for the connector. See Using SSL Certificates.