To perform general administration tasks or to edit and create workflows in the default vRealize Orchestrator instance, you must log in to the vRealize Orchestrator client.

About this task

The vRealize Orchestrator client interface is designed for developers with administrative rights who want to develop workflows, actions, and other custom elements.


  1. Navigate to the vRealize Appliance management console by using its fully qualified domain name,
  2. Click vRealize Orchestrator Client.

    You are redirected to the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Login wizard.

  3. Type the IP or the domain name of the vRealize Appliance in the Host name text box, and 8281 as a port number.

    For example, type or vrealize_automation_appliance_ip:8281.

  4. Log in by using the vRealize Orchestrator Client user name and password.

    The credentials are the vCenter Single Sign-On default tenant administrator user name and password.

  5. In the Certificate Warning window select an option to handle the certificate warning.

    The vRealize Orchestrator client communicates with the vRealize Orchestrator server by using an SSL certificate. A trusted CA does not sign the certificate during installation. You receive a certificate warning each time you connect to the vRealize Orchestrator server.




    Continue using the current SSL certificate.

    The warning message appears again when you reconnect to the same vRealize Orchestrator server, or when you try to synchronize a workflow with a remote Orchestrator server.


    Close the window and stop the login process.

    Install this certificate and do not display any security warnings for it anymore.

    Select this check box and click Ignore to install the certificate and stop receiving security warnings.

    You can change the default SSL certificate with a certificate signed by a CA. For more information about changing SSL certificates, see Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator.

What to do next

You can import a package, develop workflows, or set root access rights on the system. See Using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Client and Developing with VMware vRealize Orchestrator.