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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding an additional Identity Source to the SSO server

An identity source is nothing but a repository of users and groups. These can be the local operating system users, active directory, or open LDAP and VMDir sources.

Note

Here, VMDir is short for VM Directory which is SSO's LDAP-based internal directory that stores identity sources, SSO users, and policies. It is the source of truth for the vsphere.local domain.

Read the Upgrading the Single Sign-On (SSO) component recipe in Chapter 1, Upgrading to vSphere 5.5, for more information.

In this section, we will learn how to add identity sources to the SSO server.

How to do it…

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to add Identity Sources to the SSO server:

  1. Use vSphere Web Client ...

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