Register vIDM Connector

In the previous section, we completed the installation of the Connector. Let's take a look at how to activate that connector using the activation code from vIDM console.

Launch Chrome Browser

Ensure that you are on the Main Console. If you are not, please follow previous step to logout of the Connector-01 VM to go back to the Main Console.

On the Main Console Toolbar, click on icon to launch Chrome

Open a new tab in Chrome Browser

Click to open a new tab in Chrome Browser.

Login to VIDM Console

  1. In the newly opened tab, navigate to the VIDM Console URL https://corp.airwlab.com.
  2. Enter the default admin account admin
  3. Enter the admin account password VMware1!
  4. Click Sign in
  1. Once in the console, click on the Identity & Access Management tab
  2. Click on Setup on the far right of the screen
  3. Click on Add Connector

Add a Connector

  1. Enter a friendly name in the Connector ID Name Connector
  2. Click on Generate Activation Code
  3. Copy the Connector Activator Code generated by selecting the entire code > Right Click > Copy
    NOTE - Please ensure that you have selected the entire code string without any extra spaces in the end to avoid the errors during the activation step.
  4. Click OK

Open a new tab in Chrome Browser

Click to open a new tab in Chrome Browser.

VMware Identity Manager Appliance Setup Wizard

  1. In the new tab, navigate to the vIDM Connector FQDN https://connector-01.corp.local:8443
  2. Scroll down until you see the option Continue.
  3. Click Continue

Appliance Administrator Account

  1. Set a password for the default appliance admin account VMware1!
  2. Confirm the default account password VMware1!
  3. Scroll down until you see the option Continue.
  4. Click Continue

Activate Connector

  1. Paste the connector activation code by Right Click > Paste
  2. Scroll down until you see the option Continue.
  3. Click Continue

Setup is Complete

The Connector Activation will take around 45-60 seconds.

Once you see the check mark, it confirms that the connector is now successfully integrated with the VIDM admin console.

Confirm Connector in VIDM Console

  1. Navigate back to the Chrome tab for the vIDM Console.
  2. Refresh the page.
  3. Click Identity & Access Management.
  4. Click Setup.
  5. Click Connectors.
  6. Confirm that the new connector named Connector is now present and activated within the console.