You can configure a third-party identity provider to be used to authenticate users in the VMware Identity Manager service.

Complete the following tasks prior to using the administration console to add the third-party identity provider instance.

Verify that the third-party instances are SAML 2.0 compliant and that the service can reach the third-party instance.

Obtain the appropriate third-party metadata information to add when you configure the identity provider in the administration console. The metadata information you obtain from the third-party instance is either the URL to the metadata or the actual metadata.