Prerequisite for connecting to VMware

This section describes prerequisite steps you need to perform before you can start connecting to VMware.

To connect to VMware, you need:

  • A VMware account
  • A REST API key in VMware

Create a REST API key in VMware

If you use VMware as your EMM, you must enable REST API access and create an API key for Knox E-FOTA. You will then use the generated API key to connect to VMware through the Knox E-FOTA admin portal.

To create a REST API key

  1. Log in to the VMware admin console.
  2. Go to Groups & Settings > All Settings > System > Advanced > API > Rest API.
  3. Go to the General tab.
  4. Beside Enable API Access, click Enabled.
  5. Click Add.

    A REST API key is generated.

  6. Copy the generated REST API key to a file and save it. You can use this key with Knox E-FOTA.
  7. Under Service, enter a unique name for the API key. Example: AirWatchAPI.
  8. Under Account Type, select Admin.
  9. Under Description, describe the purpose of the API key. Example: AirWatchAPI for Knox E-FOTA.
  10. Click Save.