vCenter Single Sign-On displays solution users. A solution user is a collection of services. Several vCenter Server solution users are predefined and authenticate to vCenter Single Sign-On as part of installation. In troubleshooting situations, for example, if an uninstall did not complete cleanly, you can delete individual solution users from the vSphere Web Client.

When you remove the set of services associated with a vCenter Server solution user or a third-party solution user from your environment, the solution user is removed from the vSphere Web Client display. If you forcefully remove an application, or if the system becomes unrecoverable while the solution user is still in the system, you can remove the solution user explicitly from the vSphere Web Client.
Important: If you delete a solution user, the corresponding services can no longer authenticate 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 Administrators group in the vsphere.local domain.
  2. Click Home, and browse to Administration > Single Sign-On > Users and Groups.
  3. Click the Solution Users tab, and click the solution user name.
  4. Click the Delete Solution User icon.
  5. Click Yes.


The services associated with the solution user no longer have access to vCenter Server and cannot function as vCenter Server services.