You register the Orchestrator server with a vCenter Single Sign-On server by using the vSphere authentication mode in Control Center. Use vCenter Single Sign-On authentication with vCenter Server 6.0 and later.


Install and configure VMware vCenter Single Sign-On and verify that your vCenter Single Sign-On server is running.


Ensure that the clocks of the Orchestrator server and the vCenter Server Appliance are synchronized. Otherwise you might receive cryptic vCenter Single Sign-On errors.


  1. Log in to Control Center as root.
  2. Click Configure Authentication Provider.
  3. Select vSphere from the Authentication mode drop-down menu.
  4. In the Host address text box, enter your Platform Services Controller host address and click Connect.
  5. Click Accept Certificate.
  6. In the User name and Password text boxes, enter the credentials of the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

    The account is temporarily used only for registering or removing Orchestrator as a solution.

  7. (Optional) Select the Configure licenses check box.
  8. Click Register.
  9. In the Default tenant text box, enter the default domain to authenticate a user who logs in without a domain name. The default value is vsphere.local.
  10. In the Admin group text box, enter an administrators group and click Search.
  11. Click Save Changes.

    A message indicates that you saved successfully.


You successfully registered Orchestrator with vCenter Single Sign-On.