vSphere users are defined in an identity source. You can edit the details of an identity source that is associated with vCenter Single Sign-On.

Procedure

  1. From a Web browser, connect to the vSphere Web Client or the Platform Services Controller.

    Option

    Description

    vSphere Web Client

    https://vc_hostname_or_IP/vsphere-client

    Platform Services Controller

    https://psc_hostname_or_IP/psc

    In an embedded deployment, the Platform Services Controller host name or IP address is the same as the vCenter Server host name or IP address.

  2. Specify the user name and password for administrator@vsphere.local or another member of the vCenter Single Sign-On Administrators group.

    If you specified a different domain during installation, log in as administrator@mydomain.

  3. Navigate to the vCenter Single Sign-On configuration UI.

    Option

    Description

    vSphere Web Client

    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.

    2. Under Single Sign-On, click Configuration.

    Platform Services Controller

    Click Single Sign-On and click Configuration.

  4. Click the Identity Sources tab.
  5. Right-click the identity source in the table and select Edit Identity Source.
  6. Edit the identity source settings. The available options depend on the type of identity source you selected.

    Option

    Description

    Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)

    Use this option for native Active Directory implementations. The machine on which the vCenter Single Sign-On service is running must be in an Active Directory domain if you want to use this option.

    See Active Directory Identity Source Settings.

    Active Directory as an LDAP Server

    This option is available for backward compatibility. It requires that you specify the domain controller and other information. See Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings.

    OpenLDAP

    Use this option for an OpenLDAP identity source. See Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings.

    LocalOS

    Use this option to add the local operating system as an identity source. You are prompted only for the name of the local operating system. If you select this option, all users on the specified machine are visible to vCenter Single Sign-On, even if those users are not part of another domain.

  7. Click Test Connection to ensure that you can connect to the identity source.
  8. Click OK.