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Remap VMware Cloud Director™️ customers to new Identification Suppliers – Half 1: Supplier customers

VMware Cloud Director has a brand new characteristic added in 10.4.1 launch which supplies flexibility to vary Identification Suppliers as per your alternative and comfort, with out shedding the sources assigned to the customers. VMware Cloud Director helps Light-weight Listing Entry Protocol (LDAP), Safety Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and OpenId Join (OIDC) protocols for authentication. You may swap between these protocols or migrate to a special id supplier with ease by remapping present customers to their id in one other Identification Supplier. This weblog demonstrates methods to use the consumer administration API to perform this.

Moreover, VMware Cloud Director has introduced the deprecation of assist for native customers beginning with 10.4.1 launch (launch notes). VMware Cloud Director’s industry-compliant integrations with exterior Identification Suppliers provides advantages of most fashionable and safe authentication schemes to its prospects. Clients can avail all of the options akin to Two Issue Authentication/Multi Issue Authentication, biometric integrations, sensible card integrations, and so on. with VMware Cloud Director. It additionally aids prospects staying updated with all future developments in authentication applied sciences.

Following is an instance to remap supplier (native) consumer to a SAML id supplier federation. As of VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1, remapping a consumer is offered solely as an API characteristic. Thus, for all subsequent steps use an API shopper of your alternative. In my examples under, I’m utilizing Postman to carry out remapping.

Pre-requisite: Be sure that the Identification Supplier federation to which you need to remap consumer to is precisely configured.

  1. Login to VMware Cloud Director as an administrator (tenant or system administrator) and establish the consumer you need to remap. Right here, the consumer I’m remapping is ‘demouser’. This consumer is a neighborhood consumer.
  1. Login utilizing the API because the administrator; both utilizing their credentials (native or LDAP), IDP issued tokens (SAML or OAuth) or VMware Cloud Director’s API Token.
    API: POST “https”//{api_host}/cloudapi/1.0.0/classes” TextDescription automatically generated
  1. Retrieve the urn id of ‘demouser’ from question customers API.
    API: GET “https://{api_host}/cloudapi/1.0.0/customers” TextDescription automatically generated
    Now, utilizing this urn id, fetch full data of the consumer. Discuss with Get Person for extra perception on this API.
    API: GET “https://{api_host}/cloudapi/1.0.0/customers/urn:vcloud:consumer:bafe9a31-1810-4108-8754-3ece52a4e963”
  1. Copy full data of the consumer from earlier step and edit following properties to be used as physique of the following PUT request.
    • Replace the ‘username’ to mirror the consumer’s username within the new Identification Supplier. Whereas this instance reveals a definite username getting used, it’s attainable to have easier updates like switching from username to e mail handle, and so on.
    • Replace the ‘providerType’ based mostly on the kind of new Identification Supplier. New values of ‘providerType’ could possibly be OIDC, SAML, LOCAL, LDAP.

    Ship PUT request for the consumer to be remapped. Discuss with replace consumer for extra perception on this API.
    API: PUT “https://{api_host}/cloudapi/1.0.0/customers/urn:vcloud:consumer:bafe9a31-1810-4108-8754-3ece52a4e963”

The consumer ‘demouser’ has now been remapped to the tenant’s SAML id supplier and their username has been remapped to ‘’.

Customers might be remapped from one IDP federation to a different utilizing the identical course of. If you’re remapping a consumer to ‘LOCAL’ supplier kind, along with updating the supplier kind replace password within the physique of PUT request.

In subsequent a part of this weblog sequence, we’ll remap a tenant consumer.

Take a look at the entire newest enhancements in VMware Cloud Director 10.4.


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