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We have been receiving requests for more information on installing and configuring vCenter Single Sign-On and while we prepare additional information/videos/best practices etc I wanted to reach out and share some great knowledge based articles that may help you out in the mean time.

 

 

Troubleshooting Single Sign On on a Windows Installation (2033208)

Single Sign On. If this does not correct the problem, see the recovery section of the troubleshooting guide.The error shown in the UI begins with Could not connect to vCenter Single Sign-on
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Troubleshooting VMware Single Sign-On configuration and installation issues in a Windows server (2033880)

Unexpected status code: 404. SSO Server failed during initialization Indicates that the Single Sign-on service did not initialize properly. Try restarting the Single Sign-On. If this fails, review the …
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Methods for installing vCenter Server 5.1 (2032885)  Video

included in the vCenter Server installer download package (vCenter Server Installation directorySingle Sign OnDBScriptsSSOServerSchemayour_existing_database). You can run this script before…
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Cannot install high-availability backup node after you change the SSL certificate for vCenter Single Sign On (2034069)

the primary node (VM-1). 1) Log in to the vSphere Web Client as the Single Sign On administrator and navigate to *Sign-On and Discovery* > *Configuration* > *STS Certificate*. 2) Click *Edit* and import…
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Troubleshooting failed log in attempts to the vSphere Web Client in vSphere 5.1 (2034506)

from the command line, see Unlocking and resetting the vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) administrator password (2034608). 3) The Failed to communicate with the vCenter Single Sign-on server _<server…
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Installing vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021202)  Video

included in the vCenter Server installer download package (vCenter Server Installation directorySingle Sign OnDBScriptsSSOServerSchemayour_existing_database). You can run this script prior…
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Understanding and troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On users, groups, and login qualifications (2033875)

vSphere Web Client as a vCenter SSO administrator. 2) In the home page, navigate to Administration > Sign-On and Discovery > Configuration. 3) Click the Identity Sources tab. 4) Review the default domains…
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Troubleshooting inventory access issues in the vSphere Web Client in vSphere 5.1 (2034507)

the Web client. For more information on SSO users and qualifications, see Understanding and troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On users, groups and login qualifications (2033875). 2) If you are able…
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Configuring and troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign On password and lockout policies for accounts (2033823)

…and troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign On password and lockout policies for accounts · Cannot…click Administration > Sign-On and Discovery > …
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Troubleshooting Single Sign On (SSO) issues in vCenter Server 5.1 (2033137)

Troubleshooting the configuration of vCenter Single Sign On within the vCenter Server 5.1 Appliance (2033152) · Troubleshooting VMware Single Sign-On configuration and installation issues in a Windows …
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Methods of upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 (2021188)  Video

is included in the vCenter Server installer download package (vCenter Server Installation directorySingle Sign OnDBScriptsSSOServerSchemayour_existing_database). You can run this script prior to the…
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Overview of upgrading from vCenter Server 5.0 to vCenter Server 5.1 (2032283)

is included in the vCenter Server installer download package, at vCenter Server Installation directorySingle Sign OnDBScriptsSSOServerSchemayour_existing_database. You can run the script prior to…
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Backup and restore the vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) configuration (2034928)

the end user patent and license agreements. 8) Select Recover installed instance of vCenter Single Sign On from a backup. 9) Browse to and select the Single Sign On.zip file. 10) Enter the original administrator…
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After installing/upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1, the Active Directory domain is not listed when trying to assign permissions (2020828)

…Starting with vCenter Server 5.1, VMware introduces an authentication service called Single Sign On (SSO). SSO allows you to add multiple authentication…navigate to Administration > Sign-On and Discovery > …
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When a user with Active Directory account logs in, the userName string shows the Windows local user account for sessionManager.loginBySSPI (2006943)

Sessions, you see an incorrect username · The desktop or workstation is part of a Microsoft Active Directory domain and you log in with the Active Directory realm ADnameuserName · The Single Sign-on mechanism is…
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Authentication issues and UI issues occur on upgraded virtual machines that use Sysprep customization specifications (1027187)

again, the reason might be that a particular VMCI driver in the View desktop operating system was mistakenly rolled back to an earlier version that did not support single sign-on.   …
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vCenter Server on Windows Server 2008 with mandatory smart card authentication policy fails username/password authentication (1012128)

Windows session credentials. For more information, see Enabling Windows Single Sign-on support in VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 (1006611). 01/19/2011 – Updated…
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