VMware vCloud Director federated authentication service allows users to log in to vCloud Director using SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) authentication.
SAML provides an open-standard for exchanging authentication and authorization information between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider. An identity provider such as idQ Enterprise is a service that manages user identities. Users who are authenticated by the identity provider can obtain a token to log in to vCloud Director.
idQ Enterprise provides a passwordless authentication for logging in to vCloud Director via SAML protocol. To be protected by idQ Enterprise platform, vCloud Director needs to be integrated. idQ Enterprise enables users to securely log in to vCloud Director by scanning idQ QR codes using an idQ Trusted Device. Authorization is performed by inBay’s idQ Enterprise located in the cloud.
This guide describes how to perform the configuration to integrate vCloud Director with idQ Enterprise so that users can log in to vCloud Director through SAML authentication via idQ Enterprise(SAML identity provider).
Administrators responsible for the configuration of vCloud Director organization for SAML identity provider.