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Initial Setup of SSO

 ·  ☕ 2 min read  ·  ✍️ Brett Johnson

    SSO is an integral part of providing access rights to your Vcentre server. You can assign permissions to people based on their user account, group memberships and link it with various authentication methods.

    After installing Vcentre for the first time log onto the Web Client with the username administrator@vsphere.local and the password you used during the install. The address for the Web Client will be

    https://Server Name:9443/web-client

    Though if you selected a different port to 9443 during the installation then use that.

    Initial Login

    On the Left hand side go to Administration


    Click Configuration > Identity Sources > Plus symbol

    Administration Menu

    There are a number of authentication options. As my Vcentre server is part of a Windows domain, I will be using AD (Integrated Windows Authentication) in this example.

    Enter the domain name if needed and if your Vcentre server is part of the Windows domain, select Use machine account.

    If you want to use SPN please refer to

    Add Id Source

    From the left hand menu go to Users and Groups, then select the group you would like to change. In the lower box select the Add member button.

    Users and groups

    Select your domain from the drop down menu and select the user / group you would like to add, then OK.

    Add user

    We are close to finished with adding the new users to the Vcentre server. We now need to add the newly assigned users and groups to specific Vcentre servers.

    From the Left hand menu go

    Home > Vcentre > Vcentre > Vcentre Servers > Server Name > Manage > Permissions


    Click on the Plus symbol

    Select the role you would like to assign and then click Add

    Select your user / group and OK and OK again.

    Add Permissions

    You have now given a domain member permissions to use the Vcentre server.

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