Use the Users screen on the SSL VPN-Plus tab in the vCloud Director tenant portal to add accounts for your remote users to the local authentication server for the edge gateway SSL VPN service.

Note: If a local authentication server is not already configured, adding a user on the Users screen automatically adds a local authentication server with default values. You can then use the edit button on the Authentication screen to view and edit the default values. For information about using the Authentication screen, see Configure an Authentication Service for SSL VPN-Plus on an Edge Gateway.


To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with edge gateway services, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.

Open the tenant portal and browse to the SSL-VPN Plus screen as described in Navigate to the SSL-VPN Plus Screen in the Tenant Portal.


  1. On the SSL VPN-Plus tab in the tenant portal, click Users.
  2. Click the Create (Create button) button.
  3. Configure the following options for the user.
    Option Description
    User ID Enter the user ID.
    Password Enter a password for the user.
    Retype Password Reenter the password.
    First name (Optional) Enter the first name of the user.
    Last name (Optional) Enter the last name of the user.
    Description (Optional) Enter a description for the user.
    Enabled Specify whether the user is enabled or disabled.
    Password never expires (Optional) Specify whether to keep the same password for this user forever.
    Allow change password (Optional) Specify whether to let the user change the password.
    Change password on next login (Optional) Specify whether you want this user to change the password the next time the user logs in.
  4. Click Keep.
  5. Repeat the steps to add additional users.

What to do next

Add local users to the local authentication server so that they can connect with SSL VPN-Plus. See Add SSL VPN-Plus Users to the Local SSL VPN-Plus Authentication Server.

Create an installation package containing the SSL Client so the remote users can install it on their local systems. See Add an SSL VPN-Plus Client Installation Package.