VMware Identity Manager is the identity component of VMware Workspace ONE. This service is available as both a SaaS or on-premise service. The on-premise distribution can be deployed as either a Linux based OVA or installed on a Window server.

This hands-on lab will walk you through the installation of the VMware Identity Manager service on a Windows server, as well as the integration of it to an on-premises Active Directory environment for user sync and authentication.

This lab will follow an architecture, in which the different components of VMware Identity Manager are distributed across separate dedicated Windows servers. This allows for a more flexible architecture, in which the main VMware Identity Manager service is placed in a public facing DMZ, while the Active Directory connector and SQL database are maintained within the internal network.

A reference architecture of the VMware Identity Manager service and other service in the Workspace ONE platform can be found in the VMware TechZone: