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how can I reset vcenter single sign on administrator password

Posted on 2015-01-28
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I have a vCenter server which is malfunctional. We can log onto the vcenter server, but can't use vshpere client to connect to the vcenter.

I have the database sa password and can connect to the backend SQL database, is there a way i can reset from there.
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Have you tried logging into vCenter Server using the Administrator@vpshere.local, user account and password ?
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by:Jason Yu
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Yes, we can log into center now.
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by:Jason Yu
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How could I reset admin's password for sso there?
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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So, let me get this straight, you have forgotten the SSO password ?

You state -
We can log onto the vcenter server ?
using which account ?

If you have Forgotten the administrator@vsphere.local password, there is no method to recover it.

You will need to re-install vCenter Server.

The SSO password is hashed and encrypted and stored in the SQL database, the only method I know of, is to complete a new temp installation of vCenter Server, enter a SSO password, remember it, and then cut and paste that HASH from the Temp SQL vCenter DB, into the current database!

You could also try this method...

http://elgwhoppo.com/2013/10/22/how-to-reset-administratorvsphere-local-password-in-vcenter-5-5/
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by:Jason Yu
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Thank you for your help, you are the BEST :)
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Thanks for your kinds words.
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