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Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to the changes in the new vCenter Server 6.0 architecture, the SSO has now been incorporated in the new VMware Platform Services Controller “role”. But the concepts of a global SSO accounts still exist and remain important to manage the infrastructure (and more important during installation and upgrade). If you forget the SSO admin password you can have some trouble. I’ve already wrote on how reset the VMware SSO password in the vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 versions and the procedure remain almost the same also in the 6.0 version.

Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware Single Sign On is a new VMware vCenter Server components, introduced for the first time in vSphere 5.1, that manage the authentication across different VMware components both for services and users. It is not just an authentication broker but also a security token exchange providing a more secure way of accessing your vSphere solutions. For more information see also: vCenter Single Sign-On Part 1: what is vCenter Single Sign-On? This also mean that if you forget the SSO admin password you may have some trouble in your environment.

Reading Time: 2 minutes One possible issue during an upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.1 or 5.5 (but also in a new installation) is related with the introduction of the the SSO (introduced in vSphere 5.1) component in vCenter Server that handle the authentication across the different vCenter Server components, but also against the users. In some cases you may have the following issues during the user autentication: You can log into vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 with the vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client only with local users Logging into vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 using the vSphere Client […]

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