You can do a single sign on to vCloud Air and test the identity federation by logging in as an Active Directory user.

You may use either of the following two methods:

Open the SSO URL for your vCloud Air environment, for example: https://tW-vcd.vchs.vmware.com/cloud/org/demo-vdc/

Go to your SP and login to your IdP from there.

1

If you open the SSO URL for your vCloud Air environment, you will be redirected to your corporate IdP for authentication.

2

The IdP authenticates as per configured policy, for example, Password and SecureID token.

3

The IdP then posts SAML assertion to the vCloud Air Org.

4

You will be automatically signed into the vCloud Air Org with the vCloud air role mapped to the groups in the SAML token.

End-to-end Identity Federation