Users listed on the Users tab in the vSphere Web Client are internal to vCenter Single Sign-On and belong to the vsphere.local domain. You add users to that domain from one of the vCenter Single Sign-On management interfaces.
You can select other domains and view information about the users in those domains, but you cannot add users to other domains from a vCenter Single Sign-On management interface.
- 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.
- Specify the user name and password for firstname.lastname@example.org or another member of the vCenter Single Sign-On Administrators group.
If you specified a different domain during installation, log in as administrator@ mydomain.
- Navigate to the vCenter Single Sign-On user configuration UI.
Option Description vSphere Web Client
- From the Home menu, select Administration.
- Under Single Sign-On, click Users and Groups.
Platform Services Controller Click Single Sign-On and click Users and Groups.
- If vsphere.local is not the currently selected domain, select it from the dropdown menu.
You cannot add users to other domains.
- On the Users tab, click the New User icon.
- Type a user name and password for the new user.
You cannot change the user name after you create a user.
The password must meet the password policy requirements for the system.
- (Optional) Type the first name and last name of the new user.
- (Optional) Enter an email address and description for the user.
- Click OK.
What to do next
Add the user to a group in the vsphere.local domain, for example, to the group of users who can administer VMCA (CAAdmins) or to the group of users who can administer vCenter Single Sign-On (Administrators). See Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group.