Contrasting VMware Identity Manager with ADFS

I lost count on how many times I ve been asked by an ADFS customer “Why VMware Identity Manager when I already have ADFS?” Since I ve hear it almost every week, I decided to pen it down. Here I go! VMware Identity Manager(vIDM) can do many things. It can be your primary IDP for … Continue reading Contrasting VMware Identity Manager with ADFS

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VMware Horizon Client ID explained

One of my customers asked me yesterday what Client ID represents on the Horizon Administrator Console. My first reaction was to assume it was the MAC address of the Client device but quickly realized that was far from being true. I couldn’t find official documentation, so thought I ll write this one up. “Client ID … Continue reading VMware Horizon Client ID explained

Integrating VMware Identity Manager(vIDM) with Symantec VIP Push

Integration with Symantec Multi-Factor Authentication Symantec Multi-Factor Authentication can be integrated with vIDM in two ways: via RADIUS using Enterprise Gateway via SAML using VIP Login service Limitations of RADIUS integration Integrating vIDM via RADIUS with Symantec Enterprise Gateway to use Security Code is seamless and straightforward. References below: http://pubs.vmware.com/vidm/topic/com.vmware.wsair-administration/GUID-79EF08F7-B2FD-4E85-A2A8-1FEA28DDD414.html https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.INFO3360.html Typical RADIUS integration involves … Continue reading Integrating VMware Identity Manager(vIDM) with Symantec VIP Push

Running IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 on MacOS at the same time using VMware Fusion!

It is very common especially in the banking, insurance and government sectors to find numerous legacy applications still needing older Internet Explorer versions. Typical example is certain modules of core banking software. This is even more painful when some of the organizations try to rollout out "BYOD" programs and there are MacOS users in the … Continue reading Running IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 on MacOS at the same time using VMware Fusion!