enabling user logon in vSphere client


Had to reinstall vSphere vCenter server today due to a sudden power loss that corrupted the SQL database.  I was able to log in with the administrator@vsphere.local account, and added a 'root' admin account in the vSphere web client.  Then added it to the administrator group.

I can't log in with that account through the older vSphere Client.  Not sure what I'm missing.  Everything is at 5.5 currently.

Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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I could be wrong as its been a while, but if I remember correctly, you need to add the domain/sso users and permissions from the web client first before you can log into the windows client.

Here is a document I found explaining how to add those rights:

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you log in with the Administratot@vSphere.local

Using the vSphere Client
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Yes, administrator@vsphere.local works fine.

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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the blog post.  Will take a look at that after I'm done with patches.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay so whilst login with vSphere Client add Permissions for the users required to the vCenter object at the root!
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Running in to problems with one of the web servers; will have to put this on hold for about 3 hours.  Dang
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Finally got back to this and looked through the blog post.  I was able to get SSO to work with the AD domain so I don't even have to worry about local logins now.


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