You can delete users that are in the vsphere.local domain from a vCenter Single Sign-On management interface. You cannot delete local operating system users or users in another domain from a vCenter Single Sign-On management interface.

Caution: If you delete the administrator user in the vsphere.local domain, you can no longer log in to vCenter Single Sign-On. Reinstall vCenter Server and its components.


  1. Log in with the vSphere Client to the vCenter Server connected to the Platform Services Controller.
  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 user configuration UI.
    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    2. Under Single Sign On, click Users and Groups.
  4. Select Users, and select the vsphere.local domain from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the list of users, select the user that you want to delete and click the vertical ellipsis icon.
  6. Click Delete.
    Proceed with caution. You cannot undo this action.