You can customize the validity period for remote console tickets used in establishing VMware Remote Console connections.

When a user makes VMware Remote Console connections, the system creates and returns a one-time credential that establishes a specific connection to a virtual machine. You can set the ticket expiry for a specified time frame in minutes.


  1. Open the /etc/vcac/ file in a text editor.
  2. Add a line to the file of the form consoleproxy.ticket.validitySec=30.

    In this line the numerical value specifies the number of minutes before the ticket expires.

  3. Save the file and close it.
  4. Restart the vcac-server using the command /etc/init.d/vcac-server restart.


The ticket expiry value is reset to the specified time frame in minutes.