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vCenter Single Sign On SDK 1.0 Release Notes

Released 10Sep2012

 

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vCenter Single Sign On SDK 1.0 is a new product that is being released for vSphere 5.1.

This document contains the following information:

Overview

vSphere 5.1 includes the vCenter Single Sign On Server which provides a Security Token Service for authentication services in the vSphere environment. The vCenter Single Sign On SDK provides an API that your client application can use to obtain SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) tokens for logging in to a vCenter Server.

For information about how to use the vCenter Single Sign On API, see the vCenter Single Sign On Programming Guide.

Distribution Kit

The vCenter Single Sign On SDK is distributed as part of the vSphere Management SDK. The vSphere Management SDK is a collection of vSphere SDKs. When you extract the contents of the distribution kit, the vCenter Single Sign On SDK is contained in the SDK/ssoclient sub-directory:

VMware-vSphere-SDK-5.1.0-build-num
    SDK
        eam
        sms-sdk
        ssoclient
        vsphere-ws

Documentation

For information about the vCenter Single Sign On API, see the vCenter Single Sign On documentation.