vCenter Single Sign-On recognizes vCenter services such as vCenter Server, vCenter Inventory Server, and the vSphere Web Client and grants privileges to those services as application users.

About this task

When you uninstall an vCenter service, the service is removed from the list of vCenter Single Sign-On application users as part of uninstallation by default. If you forcefully remove an application, or if the system becomes unrecoverable while the application user is still in the system, you can remove the application user explicitly from the vSphere Web Client.


If you remove an application, the application no longer has access to vCenter Single Sign-On.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local or as another user with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator privileges.

    Users with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator privileges are in the CAAdmins group.

  2. Browse to Administration > Single Sign-On > Users and Groups.
  3. Click the Applications Users tab, and click the application user name.
  4. Click the Delete Application User icon.
  5. Click Yes.


The application (or solution) no longer has access to vCenter Server and cannot function as a vCenter service.