You can configure authentication settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Before you begin

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and configure the database. See Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console and on the vCenter Server tab, cick Authentication.
  2. (Optional) : Select Active Directory Enabled to enable an Active Directory server for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.
  3. (Optional) : Type the domain, administrator user name, and administrator password for the Active Directory server and click Save Settings.
  4. Restart VMware vCenter Server Appliance.