The following users' SSH into the Controller using local or remote authentication:

  • Admin

  • CLI

The admin account is the standard administrative account for the system and is maintained as a locally authenticated account, even in a system configured for remote auth.

The cli account has no password. Any non-admin account must use the account name cli, which will forward the user through Linux to the NSX Advanced Load Balancer shell. From the shell, the user must log in through their standard account. Non-admin accounts do not have access to Linux.

For more information on remote authentication, see Auth Profile.