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That's a limitation of beta1 -- the full VI permissions model isn't exposed through Web Access, so by default only the root user has permission to log in and perform operations. If you're willing to do a little hacking, you can change the administrative user by editing /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml, changing 'root' to your preferred user, and restarting the vmware-mgmt service.
Nothing wrong with a little hacking.
Done and works, fine.
All i see in that file is <ConfigRoot> </ConfigRoot>
what do i need to add or do i need to re-run the install?
Changed user to my default user "hengst"
restart the deamon
refresh of the web gui
Hmm, not sure. I had issues with the deamon actually coming to a full stop, I ended up just stopping it all together and then starting again. You might try that
it's the same for me,
i try to restart the manager service, then the vmware service and the access continue to fail,
i reboot the host server and now it works...
Yes, indeed, you are right. A full reboot of the machine made it work. I am sure the get this fixed on the future but for now it does the job wel for the Ubuntu community.
Good write up. I still however cannot give additional users access to the WEB UI. I have added "admin" in replace of root to the xml file, restarted, rebooted, and still not working. Anyone know where there's a good writeup on the authentication process for this?
For now I think you are right. You can only use this beta product with 1 user only. I assume that will be fixed later on.B-)
Also using Ubuntu with the same problem of "Login failed due to a bad username or password"
Your solution of changing the authorised user solved the problem. For others info, I did a full reboot as I'm too lazy to restart just one service (I normally pick the wrong service!)
Thanks for your posting.