You can change the password or other details of a vCenter Single Sign-On user from a vCenter Single Sign-On management interface. 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 Client. Log in as administrator@vsphere.local and from the Administration menu, select Configuration > Policies > Password Policy.

See also Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy.


  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. Click Users.
  5. Click the vertical ellipsis icon and select Edit.
  6. Edit the user attributes.
    You cannot change the user name of the user.

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

  7. Click OK.