Manage how you can enable the renewal of the authentication tokens used in scheduled tasks or policies by setting a system property.

When a scheduled task is configured by non-administrator users in the vRealize Orchestrator Client without an end time, the authentication token for that scheduled workflow expires eight hours after the specified start time. Aside from scheduled tasks, this authentication token is also used for vRealize Orchestrator policies. To make sure that the scheduled workflows or policies in the vRealize Orchestrator deployment continue running, you can set a system property in the Control Center.

Note: Authentication tokens cannot be renewed after 90 days of their initial start date.


Verify that your vRealize Orchestrator deployment uses a vRealize Automation authentication provider or is integrated in vRealize Automation. The com.vmware.o11n.auth.csp.renewTokens system property is unavailable for vRealize Orchestrator deployments authenticated with vSphere.


  1. Log in to the Control Center as root.
  2. Select System Properties.
  3. Click New.
  4. Under Key, enter com.vmware.o11n.auth.csp.renewTokens.
  5. Under Value, enter true.
    Note: For vRealize Orchestrator deployments in vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation Cloud, long-running workflows started from vRealize Automation corrupt the authentication token after its expiration. The token is set to expire eight hours after the specified start time.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description for the new system property.
  7. Click Add, and wait for the vRealize Orchestrator server to restart.