You can set up your environment to require smart card authentication when a user connects to a vCenter Server from the vSphere Client.
Configuring smart card authentication involves the following high-level steps:
- Configuring the vCenter Server system to request client certificates.
- Activating the smart card configuration.
You can use either the vSphere Client or the sso-config utility to activate the configuration.
- Customizing certificate revocation checking.
You can use either the vSphere Client or the sso-config utility to customize the checking.