You must set the default key provider if you do not make the first key provider the default, or if your environment uses multiple key providers and you remove the default one.


As a best practice, verify that the Connection Status in the Key Providers tab shows Connected and a green check mark.


  1. Navigate to the vCenter Server.
  2. Click Configure and select Key Providers under Security.
  3. Select the key provider.
  4. Click Make Default.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.
  5. Click Make Default.
    The key provider displays as the current default.