You can change the password or other details of a vCenter Single Sign-On user from the vSphere Web Client. You cannot rename users in the vsphere.local domain. That means you cannot rename administrator@vsphere.local.

You can create additional users with the same privileges as administrator@vsphere.local.

vCenter Single Sign-On users are stored in the vCenter Single Sign-On vsphere.local domain.

You can review the vCenter Single Sign-On password policies from the vSphere Web Client. Log in as administrator@vsphere.local and select Configuration > Policies > Password Policies.


  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 Users tab.
  4. Right-click the user and select Edit User.
  5. Make changes to the user.
    You cannot change the user name of the user.

    The password must meet the password policy requirements for the system.

  6. Click OK.