vCenter 6 Reset SSO Account

18th July 2016
by InfiniteMonkeys

    How to reset the local SSO admin account on vCenter 6

    Windows

    From an elevated command prompt, run:
    “%VMWARE_CIS_HOME%\vmdird\vdcadmintool.exe”
    Choose option 3.
    Type “administrator@vsphere.local” (or your custom suffix)
    And copy the new generated password, then login via the webclient to change.

    vCenter Password Reset

    If you get the following error “VmDirForceResetPassword failed (5)” then login as the local windows administrator account and retry. This is a known issue.

    VCSA

    SSH to the appliance as root.
    Run “shell.set –enabled true”
    Run “/usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool”
    Type “administrator@vsphere.local” (or your custom suffix)
    And copy the new generated password, then login via the webclient to change.

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