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How to Configure Password & Lockout Policy for users in SSO ?

vCenter provides the SSO Single Sign-on facility through which user can use multiple VMware Solutions with Single Sign-On. So in vCenter we create Single Sign-on users to provide permissions to the users but when security measures are concerned we have to take care about the passwords also. So VMware provides the 2 major policies by which we can maintain security of that user.

So First we will check about the Password Policy step by step.

Configuring the Password Policy :-

Step 1:
Logon to your vSphere Web Client using Administrator access.
Choose the Administration from Navigator Menu.

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Step 2:
Expand the Single Sign-On.
Choose the Configuration.
Choose Policies Tab.
Choose Password Policy.
Click on Edit button.

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Step 3:
Here you can find many option to configure the password policy for the user in SSO.
First provide the Description.
Provide the Lifetime of password policy.
You can also provide the setting where user can not reuse the same password.
You can set your password policy in Password Format Requirements.
You can set many things such as maximum length for password, minimum length, Special Characters, alphabetic characters, uppercase characters, lowercase characters, numeric characters.

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After providing all the details click OK to save & close then this password policy will be applied to the SSO Users.
Now we will check for the user lockout policy step by step. 

Configuring Lockout Policy :-

Step 1:
Login to vCenter Server. Choose the Administration from Navigator menu.

Step 2:
Expand the Single Sign-On.
Choose the Configuration.
Choose Policies Tab.
Choose Lockout Policy.
Click on Edit button.

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Step 3:
Here you can configure the Lockout policy for user.
Provide the Description for your policy.
You can set the Maximum Number of failed login attempts.
You can also set the Time Interval between login failures & Unlock time.

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After providing all the details click OK to save & close then this password policy will be applied to the SSO Users.

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Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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