Download and configure the Identity Appliance to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) capability for the vCloud Automation Center environment.

You can use the Identity Appliance SSO provided with vCloud Automation Center or some versions of the SSO provided with vSphere. For information about supported versions, see vCloud Automation Center Support Matrix.


The Identity Appliance is a preconfigured virtual appliance that provides single sign-on capabilities. You download the Identity Appliance and deploy it into vCenter Server or ESX/ESXi inventory.


You must synchronize the clocks on the Identity Appliance server, the vCloud Automation Center server, and Windows servers to ensure a successful installation.


The Identity Appliance provides Single-Sign On (SSO) capability for vCloud Automation Center users. SSO is an authentication broker and security token exchange that interacts with the enterprise identity store (Active Directory or OpenLDAP) to authenticate users. A system administrator configures SSO settings to provide access to the vCloud Automation Center.