Reset Vcenter SSO administrator@vsphere.local Password

1. Access the vSphere Authentication Proxy:

  • Log in to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client with an account that has administrative privileges.
  • Navigate to the “Administration” section in the vSphere Client.
  • Under “Single Sign-On,” click on “Configuration.”

2. Reset the Password:

  • In the “Configuration” tab, click on “System Configuration.”
  • Click on the “Nodes” tab and select the vCenter Server node.
  • Click on the “Manage” tab and select “Settings.”
  • Under “Settings,” click on “Reset Password” next to “Single Sign-On Administrator Password.”
  • Enter and confirm the new password for the administrator@vsphere.local account.
  • Click “OK” to reset the password.

3. Verify the Password Reset:

  • Log out of the vSphere Client and log back in using the administrator@vsphere.local account and the new password to verify that the password reset was successful.

4. (Optional) Change the Password Using the CLI:

  • If you have SSH access to the vCenter Server, you can also use the vdcadmintool command-line utility to reset the password.
  • SSH into the vCenter Server and run the following command to access the utility:


  • Select option 3 for “Reset account password” and follow the prompts to reset the password for the administrator@vsphere.local account.

By following these steps, you can reset the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) administrator@vsphere.local password using the vSphere Client or the vdcadmintool command-line utility.