A local account is used to access VMware Cloud Foundation APIs when the management vCenter Server is down. If you had not specified a password for the local account in the deployment parameter workbook during bring-up, you can set it using VMware Cloud Foundation APIs.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the SDDC Manager Dashboard as a user with the ADMIN role.
    For more information about roles, see User and Group Management.
  2. Click Developer Center > API Explorer.
  3. To verify if the local account is configured, perform the following tasks:
    1. Expand APIs for managing Users.
    2. Expand GET /v1/users/local/admin and click EXECUTE.
    3. In the Response, click LocalUser (admin@local).
      You can also download the response by clicking the download icon to the right of LocalUser (admin@local).
  4. If the local account is not configured, perform the following tasks to configure the local account:
    1. Expand PATCH /v1/users/local/admin.
    2. Enter a password for the local account and click EXECUTE.

      Password requirements are described below:

      • Minimum length: 12
      • Maximum length: 127
      • At least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, a number, and one of the following special characters within braces, such as [! % @ $ ^ # ?]
      • Must not include three of the same consecutive characters
        Note: You must remember the password that you created because it cannot be retrieved. Local account passwords are used in password rotation.