The tasks in the administration console are organized by tabs.




The User Engagement dashboard can be used to monitor user and resource usage. This dashboard displays information about who signed in, which applications are being used, and how often they are being used.

The System Diagnostics dashboard displays a detailed overview of the health of the service in your environment and other information about the services.

You can create reports to track users' and groups' activities, resource and device usage, and audit events by user.

Users and Groups

In the Users and Groups tab, you can manage and monitor users and groups imported from Active Directory, create new groups, and entitle users and groups to resources.


The Catalog is the repository for all the resources that you can entitle to users. In the Catalog tab, you can add Web applications from the cloud application catalog, create a new application, group applications into categories, and access information about each resource. On the Catalog Settings page you can download SAML certificates, manage resource configurations, and customize the appearance of the user portal.

Identity & Access Management

In the Identity & Access Management tab, you can set up the connector service, apply custom branding for the sign in page and add your logo, enable and manage authentication methods, set policies, set up your directory connection to Active Directory, and sync users and groups to the directory. You can also configure third-party identity providers.

Appliance Settings

In the Appliance Settings tab, you can manage the configuration of the appliance, including configuring SSL certificates for the appliance, change the services admin and system passwords, and manage other infrastructure functions. You can also update the license settings and configure SMTP settings.

The VMware Identity Manager administration console is a Web-based application you use to manage your tenant. You can access the administration console from the following browsers.

Internet Explorer 10 and 11 for Windows systems

Google Chrome 42.0 or later for Windows and Mac systems

Mozilla Firefox 40 or later for Windows and Mac systems

Safari 6.2.8 and later for Mac systems

These browsers can also be used to access the Connector Services and Appliance Configurator pages.

Users can access entitled resources from their My Apps portal.

They can access virtualized Windows applications captured as ThinApp packages from Identity Manager Desktop .

User Client Components

User Component


Available Endpoints

apps portal

The app portal is an agentless web-based application. It is the default interface used when users access and use their entitled resources with a browser.

If an end user has entitled ThinApp applications and is on a Windows computer where the Identity Manager Desktop application is installed and active, they can view and launch their entitled ThinApp packages from this app portal.

Web-based apps portal is available on all supported system endpoints, such as Windows computers, Mac computers, iOS devices, Android devices.

Identity Manager Desktop

When this program is installed on users' Windows computers, they can work with their virtualized Windows applications captured as ThinApp packages.

Windows computers