Disable smart card authentication to return to the default user name and password authentication for ESXi DCUI login.


  1. Browse to the host in the vSphere Client inventory.
  2. Click Configure.
  3. Under System, select Authentication Services.
    You see the current smart card authentication status and a list with imported certificates.
  4. In the Smart Card Authentication panel, click Edit.
  5. On the Smart Card Authentication page, deselect the Enable Smart Card Authentication check box, and click OK.