How to add a new user to vCenter Server Virtual Appliance
If you use vSphere 5 vCenter Server Virtual Appliance and you don’t have, or chose not to use Active Directory for user access then there is another way to add users to the appliance.
To add a new user you need to follow these steps:
1) login to the appliance using SSH. (Putty is my client of choice but any terminal emulator should do). Substitute your own name of course, but type:
useradd -m simon passwd simon
2) login to vCenter as Root or other administrative user.
click on the top vCenter object, select the Permissions tab
Right click in the window and choose Add Permission
click on Add
find and select you name from the list and click Add followed by OK
Now choose your Assigned Role from the drop down list and click OK when you are done.
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