By default, vCenter Single Sign-On passwords for user accounts expire after 90 days. The vSphere Web Client provides a warning when a password is about to expire. You can reset an expired password from the vSphere Web Client.

In vSphere 5.5 and later, a user with an expired password is prompted to reset the password upon login. To reset passwords for earlier versions of vCenter Single Sign-On, see the documentation for that version of the product.


You must know the current, expired password corresponding to the user name.


  1. Go to the vSphere Web Client URL.
  2. When prompted, provide the user name, the current password, and the new password.

    If you are unable to log in, contact a vCenter Single Sign-On system administrator for assistance.