You can activate basic authentication for your vRealize Orchestrator deployment by setting a system property.

The basic authentication of your vRealize Orchestrator deployment is deactivated by default. In certain use cases you must activate this authentication by setting the com.vmware.o11n.sso.basic-authentication.enabled system property. For example, you must activate this system property if you are planning on using the vRealize Orchestrator Multi-Node plug-in for deployments which are authenticated with vRealize Automation.


  1. Log in to the Control Center as root.
  2. Select System Properties.
  3. Click New.
  4. Under Key, enter com.vmware.o11n.sso.basic-authentication.enabled.
  5. Under Value, enter true.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description for the new system property.
  7. Click Add, and wait for the vRealize Orchestrator server to restart.