Workspace ONE Access Sandbox Walkthrough

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In this quick walkthrough, we’re going to review how to access your own instance of Workspace ONE Access from TestDrive. In your Workspace ONE Access tenant, you will be able to make your own configurations and perform end to end testing.

Before you Begin

In order to complete this demo please make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment.

Workspace ONE Access Overview

The Workspace ONE platform is comprised of Workspace ONE Access (previously known as VMware Identity Manager - vIDM) and Workspace ONE UEM (previously known as VMware AirWatch).

Workspace ONE Access is identity management for the mobile cloud era that delivers on consumer-simple expectations like one-touch access to nearly any app, from any device. Empower employees to get productive quickly with a self-service app store while giving IT a central place to manage user provisioning and access policy with enterprise-class directory integration, identity federation and user analytics. A few of the key features of Workspace ONE Access include:

  • Self-Service Unified App Catalog - Now, employees can access all their applications regardless of type in one central app catalog across all their devices. This aggregates entitlements to applications, regardless of where those entitlements are managed and allows for provisioning to be user activated or automatic. The app catalog includes applications brokered through Workspace ONE UEM from the Google, Microsoft or Apple app stores, remotely hosted Windows apps entitled through Horizon or Horizon Air, remote Citrix apps, internal web apps, packaged Windows apps and more.
  • Enterprise Single Sign On - Enable your employees to launch directly into the apps they need without requiring multiple sets of credentials or needing to continuously authenticate. Through Workspace ONE Access and Workspace ONE UEM a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience can be achieved for web, mobile, SaaS, and legacy applications.
  • Conditional Access Policies - Apply conditional access policies, denying or allowing access to individual apps, by user security group, network, and authentication strength.


  • A Workspace ONE Access sandbox is your own, personal tenant. 
  • Your tenant will get deleted when your TestDrive account expires.
  • The tenant is not convertible to production.
  • The ability to simply reset a tenant is not currently available. 

Accessing the Workspace ONE Access Sandbox via TestDrive

To get started navigate to the TestDrive Portal.  

Log in with your TestDrive username and password.

Once you're logged in, click on the right side Sandbox Experiences tab.  

Locate the VMware Workspace ONE Access section, review it, and enable it.  

Please wait a few minutes for the sandbox to be provisioned by TestDrive.

After successful provisioning, you'll see that tile's appearance has changed.  

By clicking the down arrow on the left side of the Workspace ONE Access tile, you can view your:

  • Admin credentials
  • Tenant URL

The tile's LAUNCH button will open a new browser tab.

Log in to the tenant using the provided credentials.  

The credentials provided are intended to get you started. Be sure to follow Workspace ONE Access best practices and administrative documentation.

Review and accept the Terms of Service to proceed.

After logging in you'll see the Dashboard view. Note that your Dashboard view only contains data pertaining to your provisioned user. No other users, integrations, or resources have been configured. The sandbox tenant is a blank tenant where you have full admin access.

Use the top menu bar containing monitor, accounts, resources, integrations, and settings  to navigate between the key areas of Workspace ONE Access administration

At this point, refer to  Workspace ONE Access product documentation to configure the tenant.

Resetting Tenant Admin Password

If you need to reset your Workspace ONE Access sandbox password, you can do so by either of two methods.

  1. Reset your TestDrive AD password. TestDrive created a local administrator account to get you started in the Workspace ONE Access sandbox. The Workspace ONE Access sandbox tenant's local administrator account is synced with the TestDrive portal. Therefore, resetting your TestDrive password (here) will also reset the Workspace ONE Access sandbox tenant's local administrator password.
  2. Change the password within the Workspace ONE Access User Portal's settings. If you change your password using the Workspace ONE Access User Portal, please document your new password as it will not update on the TestDrive portal under "Admin Credentials" in the Workspace ONE Access tile.

For the first method, resetting your TestDrive portal password, go here and following the directed process.

For the second method, navigate to the Workspace ONE Access User Portal and open the Tenant Admin dropdown and click Account.

Use the change password link to initiate the reset process.

For more information on the features of Workspace ONE Access, refer to the full product documentation hosted at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Access/index.html

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