Identity Management for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): A Demo

Simply speaking, a virtual desktop is a desktop in form of a virtual image (e.g. VMWare, xVM Virtual Box) and virtual desktop infrastructure are the means to deliver the virtual desktop to the user.

With desktops and a smart cards (e.g. for Sun Ray access) being user assets, Sun's Identity Management provides a number benefits for managing them. It allows for instance the assignment of desktops and smart cards as part of a typical HR driven user on-boarding process with approvals, notifications and reports. Another crucial element in the user life cycle is de-activation, where Sun IdM provides the platform to assure that when a user is disabled, the user assigned assets are disabled or even unassigned as well.

Paul Walker and myself put together a demo around these use cases which is at https://slx.sun.com/1179272877

The products integrated in this demo include Sun VDI (xVM Virtual Box, Sun Ray Server, Virtual Desktop Connector, Secure Global Desktop, MySQL) and Sun Identity Management (Identity Manager, OpenSSO, OpenDS, DSEE, MySQL).

Comments:

Awesome! Its a very cool demo to show the integration of identity suite of products and virtualization.

Posted by Manish Kapur on January 26, 2009 at 02:00 PM CET #

Wonderful demo !!

Posted by I LOVE TRABANTS on February 13, 2009 at 12:08 AM CET #

Would it be possible to get the details of how you did this?

Posted by Art Peck on July 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM CEST #

Hi Art, we created a resource adapter based on the shell script adapter which essentially calls the vda command line to process vdi related requested. Please drop me an email at my Sun account if you want to discuss further.

Posted by Joachim Andres on July 29, 2009 at 04:29 PM CEST #

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