You register vFabric Data Director with the vCenter Single Sign-On service so that you can give access to users from multiple identity sources such as Active Directory and OpenLDAP.

To register more than one vFabric Data Director instance (individual deployments of vFabric Data Director) with a vCenter Single Sign-On service, you must create a Data Director solution user with a unique certificate on the vCenter Single Sign-On service for each instance of vFabric Data Director that you want to register. To create a unique certificate, import a custom Management Server SSL key and certificate to replace the key and certificate generated by vFabric Data Director for each instance of Data Director that you want to register. Each certificate must have a unique Subject Distinguished Name (subject DN) To create a unique certificate, see Import Mgmt Server Key and Cert.

After you create a unique certificate for each Data Director instance, you can register each instance with the vSphere Single Sign-On service.

Deploy a vCenter Single Sign-On server.

Ensure clock synchronization between the vFabric Data Director Management Server and the vCenter Single Sign-On server.

Verify that you have the Lookup Service URL of the Single Sign-On service.

The Lookup Service URL takes the form https://SSO_host_FQDN_or_IP:7444/lookupservice/sdk, where 7444 is the default vCenter Single Sign-On HTTPS port number. If your vCenter Single Sign-On deployment uses a different port number, use that port number.

Log into vFabric Data Director as a system administrator.

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In the System tab, click System Settings.

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Expand Other Settings, and click General.

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Click Enable Single Sign-On.

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Accept the default vCenter server Lookup Service URL, or enter the Lookup Service URL of the vCenter Single Sign-On deployment to authenticate users with vFabric Data Director.

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Type the user name and password for the Single Sign-On administrator user account.

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Click OK.

vFabric Data Director registers with the vCenter Single Sign-On service, and displays information about the Administrative service, Security Token Service (STS) and Solution user. STS is an authentication service. A solution user is an instance of vFabric Data Director registered to the vCenter Single Sign-On service.

Import vCenter Single Sign-On service users.