What is vCenter Single Sign-On?
vCenter Single Sign-On is a feature of VMware vCenter 5, 6 and future vCenter implementations that is an authentication broker which also creates security tokens providing a secure way of accessing your environments.
This token exchange mechanism is far superior than the former requirement of each component authenticating separately with a directory service such as Active Directory. Its VMware’s answer to identity management
Here are some key capabilities of SSO?
- add multiple AD domains, OpenLDAP, and the local operating system where SSO is deployed. It also lets you create local users and groups.
- allows VMware vSphere to connect to a non-AD Identity Source, OpenLDAP.
- supports the SAML 2.0 standard and WS-TRUST, both of which are open industry standards.
- lets users delegate tasks to solutions that can run as the identity of the user.
- supports identity delegation for long-lived tasks with the ability to renew tokens.
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