Authentication Chaining in vIDM 2.4.1

VMware Identity Manager 2.4.1 was dropped today with a single publicly documented new feature: Authentication Chaining. For most, this feature alone probably isn’t reason enough to upgrade from 2.4.0, but it does offer some pretty granular control over user authentication.   So what is Authentication Chaining? Authentication Chaining allows you to enable 2-factor authentication from within … More Authentication Chaining in vIDM 2.4.1

Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

In this post, we’ll be upgrading an HA Cluster of Workspace Portal 2.1.1 to vIDM 2.4 per the official documentation instructions. Some technical knowledge of pgAdmin and other tools is assumed in the official guide, so hopefully this post can help fill the gaps. Step 1: Break the HA configuration Upgrading requires us to temporarily … More Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is the exciting next evolution of Workspace Portal, a critical piece within the Horizon Suite providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications. Playing a central role in the One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device initiative, you’re going to start … More Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

Brand New: VMware Identity Manager now available! (vIDM)

Today VMware released the next evolution of the Workspace Portal (FKA Horizon Workspace) which is now introducing itself as VMware Identity Manager, or vIDM for short. vIDM is offered as both an on-premises solution as well as a hosted solution on vCloud Air. If you’re a current Workspace Portal OP user licensed through Horizon Advanced/Enterprise … More Brand New: VMware Identity Manager now available! (vIDM)

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) Web App Integrations

Our vIDM (FKA Workspace Portal) developers are hard at work delivering SAML-based SSO integration documentation for Web apps and other 3rd party identity provider integrations. Since previous versions of Workspace had a “This functionality exists.. so good luck!” mentality, I’m really excited to share a new landing page for these support resources: https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vidm_webapp_sso.html  At the … More VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) Web App Integrations

Workspace Portal SSL Certificates [updated for vIDM]

[Updated September 2015] The below process was originally written for Workspace Portal 2.1 and can be applied to vIDM. Any differences in process has been placed appropriately within the post. VMware strongly recommends that you configure SSL certificates that are signed by a valid Certificate Authority (CA) for use by Workspace Portal. A default SSL … More Workspace Portal SSL Certificates [updated for vIDM]

How to setup NGINX as a reverse proxy for Workspace Portal 2.1

Per Workspace Portal’s installation guide, During deployment, Workspace is set up inside the internal network. If you want to provide access to Workspace for users connecting from outside networks, you must install a load balancer, such as Apache, nginx, F5, and so on, in the DMZ. This process is unfortunately outside of VMware’s Documentation scope as every environment is … More How to setup NGINX as a reverse proxy for Workspace Portal 2.1