Solved

VMWARE SSO 5.5 : advice needed for identity source type

Posted on 2014-01-17
3
678 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-22
I am looking at this screen ID an It looks like SSO automaticly uses the machine account to connect to and browse AD. I am not sure IF I have a good reason to use the SPN and UPN for this , it seems like it is not needed . I am not going to rename the Vcenter server and I am able to add users from the domain . I have never seen this before

the domain name is DS.companyname.com and I know this is redundant and can fail over from one domain controller to another

1. is there any reason I cannot use this configuration as is?

2.what is the difference between " active directory ( integrated Windows authentication )

and " active directory as LDAP server"??????

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
3 Comments
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
ID: 39788925
1. is there any reason I cannot use this configuration as is?

But I would use Active Directory ( integrated Windows authentication

2.what is the difference between " active directory ( integrated Windows authentication )

and " active directory as LDAP server"??????

see here, gives an explanation in the documents,

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.security.doc%2FGUID-1F0106C9-0524-4583-9AC5-A748FD1DC4C5.html

Add you Domain as an Indentity Source, for AD users to be able to login.
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Abhilash
Abhilash earned 250 total points
ID: 39788954
You  can use your environment as is. As far you do not have problems with adding the domain accounts and give permissions on vcenter you should not have any issues.

There is a really good article of connecting AD(IWA) with local account or SPN and UPN.
http://wahlnetwork.com/2013/09/09/using-active-directory-integrated-windows-authentication-sso-5-5/

For difference between them, see the VMware documentation.
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.security.doc%2FGUID-1F0106C9-0524-4583-9AC5-A748FD1DC4C5.html
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:NAMEWITHELD12
ID: 39789046
SO , it looks like you 2 agree , I have looked at the WAHLnetwork link about and found that not having a service account express is a reason within it self to use the machine account

I am going to leave the config "AS-IS"

thanks !!!!!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question