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[Guide] How to Configure VMware vCenter 6.0 Single Sign On


What is vCenter Single Sign On  -
A service that is part of the vCenter Server management infrastructure. The vCenter Single Sign On authentication service makes the VMware cloud infrastructure platform more secure by allowing the various vSphere software components to communicate with each other through a secure token exchange mechanism, instead of requiring each component to
authenticate a user separately with a directory service like Active Directory. To implement vCenter Single Sign-On follow below steps,

In my environment I have installed vCenter Server 6.0. Now I need to plug my vCenter Server 6.0 to my Active Directory server. So first you need to open your vSphere Web Client URL i.e.
https://vCenter Server IP/vsphere-client
Enter your SSO Admin user login credentials, for vCenter Server 6 user will be the“administrator@vsphere.local

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Once you login to the Sphere web client portal go to Home->Administration->Single Sign-On->Configuration->identity source page, Click on “+” sing to add new identity source.
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Select identity source as “Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication”. It will automatically populate your domain name i.e. in my case corp.vmwareandme.com. Click “ok”

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Here you can see the your added Active Directory server as your new Identity Source.

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Next add the new identity source to the default domains by clicking “Add to default domains” in the top bar as shown below.

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Now login to vCenter Server 6.0 via vSphere Web client. i.e. https://vCenter Server IP/vsphere-client
Go to vCenter –>vCenter Servers->Manage->Permissions & click on “+”  to assign Permissions.

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Select Assigned Role as “Administrator” & click on Add.

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Select your domain & user to whom you want to provide permission. Click OK.
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Now you can see the newly added user name.
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Now try to access vCenter Web Client using your new user.
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