The VMware Workspace Portal Administrator's Guide provides information and instructions about using and maintaining VMware® Workspace™ Portal. With Workspace you can customize a catalog of resources for your organization's applications and provide secure, multi-device, managed-user access to those resources. Such resources include Web applications, mobile applications, Windows applications captured as ThinApp packages, Citrix-based applications, and View™ desktop and application pools. Workspace provides users with a unified experience and offers your IT department unified security and management for all services and applications across multiple devices.

The VMware Workspace Portal Administrator's Guide is intended for enterprise administrators. This information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology, identity management, Kerberos, and directory services. Knowledge of other technologies, such as VMware® ThinApp®, View™, Citrix application virtualization, RSA SecurID, and Android app distribution is helpful if you plan to implement those features.

Use the VMware Workspace Portal Administrator's Guide after you install Workspace. See Installing and Configuring VMware Workspace Portal.

To administer Workspace, you predominantly use the Workspace Admin Console, logged in as an administrator. You occasionally need to access the Configurator Web interface, the Connector Web interface, and the virtual appliance interfaces. See Workspace Web Interface URLs.

The key task you perform as a Workspace administrator is to entitle users to resources. Other tasks support this key task by providing you with more detailed control over which users or groups are entitled to which resources under which conditions.

The tasks you perform as an administrator vary depending on the resource types you plan to manage. You can manage View desktop and application pools, Windows applications (ThinApp packages), Citrix-based applications, and Web applications. The actual resource types you manage vary according to the needs of your organization. To entitle a resource type, you must first perform the respective preconfiguration tasks as described in the Installing and Configuring VMware Workspace Portal.