To look up the account credentials for the built-in accounts that are managed and rotated by SDDC Manager, you log in to the SDDC Manager VM using the root account credentials.

Prerequisites

You must have the root account credentials to log in to the SDDC Manager VM. See Log In to the SDDC Manager Dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Using SSH, log in as root to the SDDC Manager VM.
  2. (Optional) Change to the /usr/bin directory.
    Note: Although the password management CLI commands are located in /usr/bin, you can run them from any directory.
  3. Obtain the account credentials list by typing the command:
    lookup_passwords

    To display the output in JSON format, use the command:

    curl “https://localhost/security/password/vault” -k -u "<administrative user name>:<password>"

    The output displays the account credentials and IP addresses for the physical and logical entities on all racks in your environment. The username and password for each account is displayed.
  4. (Optional) Save the command output to a secure location so that you can access it later and use it to log in to the components as needed.