The SDDC Manager local account is used to access VMware Cloud Foundation APIs when the management vCenter Server is down. For security reasons, you should periodically update the password for this account.

Password requirements for the SDDC Manager local account:
  • At least 12 characters
  • No more than 127 characters
  • At least one lowercase letter
  • At least one uppercase letter
  • At least one digit
  • At least one special character, such as @ ! # $ % ^ or ?
  • A character cannot be repeated more than 3 times consecutively


  1. Log in to the SDDC Manager UI as a user with the ADMIN role.
    For more information about roles, see User and Group Management.
  2. Click Developer Center > API Explorer.
  3. Expand APIs for managing Users.
  4. Expand PATCH /v1/users/local/admin.
  5. In the Description/Data Type column, click LocalAccountPasswordInfo{...}.
  6. In the Value box, type the new and old passwords and click Execute.
  7. Click Continue to confirm.
    A response of Status: 204, No Content indicates that the password was successfully updated.