Newb449
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Domain credentials required when logging on

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Hi,

For reasons unknown, I have to precede my logon to my VCenter server with my vSphere client with the domain name.  (in other words domain\username as opposed to just username). I've never had to do this on other installations.

What am I missing?

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raog
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Hmm.. if you are using 5.1, then you have SSO and he behavior is expected..But your post earlier indicated that you had a pre 5.1 env(without SSO) 4.x VC doesnt have SSO and so you dont need the domain stuff.

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Girish

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weinstein5
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The other times were you using an account local to the vCenter server? when using a domain account I have always had to provide the domain -

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Newb449
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No I was not using an account local to the vCenter server.  I only use domain accounts.

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schepp
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Hi,

in SSO identity source configuration, you have to make your domain a standard domain. After that you should be able to log in just with the username.

Tim

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Newb449
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This is VSphere 5.1 pre SSO

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schepp
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vSphere 5.1 uses SSO

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grasshopper
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Check out this video from the Wahl Network to see how to easily set this up:

Configuring SSO Default Search Domains

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Newb449
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Apologies for the misquote.  This is pre SSO (vSphere 5.0)

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ManjunathV
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Yes is mandatory to provide the domain while logging in, since some environment has multiple domain, sso doesn't identify from which domain trying to login... so please please use domain name to login.

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raog
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What is different on this particular installation? Can you use the same client on the machine to connect to a different VC without providing the creds in the domain\username format?

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Girish

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Newb449
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I think the issue has something to do with the vCenter server.  If I log into the vCenter 5.10 server with my client (or log on locally) if I do not precede my userneame with my domain name I get a message the the login failed because of bad username or password.  If I log into vCenter 4.x I do not need to provide the domain.

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raog
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Hmm.. if you are using 5.1, then you have SSO and he behavior is expected..But your post earlier indicated that you had a pre 5.1 env(without SSO) 4.x VC doesnt have SSO and so you dont need the domain stuff.

Regards

Girish

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iamsiju
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If  5.0 vCenter Server, LocalOS and Active Directory users are valid. When you try with just username , you are in fact logging  through Local OS user of that vCenter Server machine. Please  check your username has vCenter Server permission (Permissions tab of vCenter Server ) or it is a member of  a group which has vCenter Server permission.

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Newb449
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Yes this in fact a 5.1 SSO environment

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