Disable smart card authentication to return to the default user name and password authentication for ESXi DCUI login.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the host.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  3. Under System, select Authentication Services.

    You see the current smart card authentication status and a list with imported certificates.

  4. In the Smart Card Authentication panel, click Edit.
  5. On the Smart Card Authentication page, deselect the Enable Smart Card Authentication check box, and click OK.