You can configure the VMware Identity Manager settings in the AirWatch admin console to establish a connection between your organization group's instance of the AirWatch Directory and VMware Identity Manager to sync users and groups to a directory created in the VMware Identity Manager service. This directory can be used with AirWatch Cloud Connector for password authentication.

Users and groups can initially sync to the VMware Identity Manager directory manually. The periodical synchronization is according to the setting of AirWatch sync schedule. When a user or a group is added or deleted on the AirWatch server. the change is automatically reflected at VMware Identity Manager service immediately.

Valid license for VMware Identity Manager.

VMware Identity Manager local admin name and password.

Identify custom directory attributes used between AirWatch and the directory service to map with this configuration. See Managing User Attributes Mapping.

1

In the AirWatch admin console, Groups & Settings, All Settings page, select the Global > Customer-level organization group and navigate to System > Enterprise Integration >VMware Identity Manager.

2

In the Server section, click Configure.

Note

The configuration button is only available when the Directory Services is also configured for the same organization group. If the Configure button is not visible, you are not in the correct organization group. You can change the organization group in the Global drop-down menu.

3

Enter the VMware Identity Manager settings.

Option

Description

URL

Enter your tenant VMware URL . For example, https://myco.identitymanager.com.

Admin Username

Enter the VMware Identity Manager local admin user name.

Admin Password

Enter the VMware Identity Manager local admin user's password.

Directory

Enter the name for the VMware Identity Manager directory that is created in the VMware Identity Manager service.

4

Click Next.

5

Enable custom mapping to configure the user attributes mapping from AirWatch to the VMware Identity Manager service.

6

Click Test Connection to verify that the settings are correct.

7

Click Sync Now to manually sync all users and groups to VMware Identity Manager service.

Note

To control the system load, manual sync can only be performed four hours after a previous sync.

An AirWatch directory is created in the VMware Identity Manager service and the users and groups are synced to a directory in VMware Identity Manager.

Review the Users and Groups tab in the VMware Identity Manager admin console to verify the user and group names are synced.