You can use vCenter Single Sign-On with Windows Session Authentication (SSPI). To make the checkbox on the login page available, you must install the Client Integration Plug-in.

Before you begin

Your Windows domain must be set up properly.

About this task

Using SSPI speeds up login for the user who is currently logged in to a machine.


  1. Navigate to the vSphere Web Client login page.
  2. If the Use Windows session authentication check box is not available, click Download the Client Integration Plug-in at the bottom of the login page.
  3. If the browser blocks the installation by issuing certificate errors or by running a pop-up blocker, follow the Help instructions for your browser to resolve the problem.
  4. Close other browsers if you are prompted to do so.

    After installation, the plug-in is available for all browsers.

  5. Exit and restart your browser.

    After the restart, you can select the Use Windows session authentication check box.