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Learning VMware vSphere by Rebecca Fitzhugh, Abhilash G B

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vSphere authentication

vSphere uses Single Sign-On as its authentication broker and for exchanging security tokens. Authentication is separated from permissions. Single Sign-On authorizes users to authenticate once the user has been validated; however, this does not necessarily mean that the authenticated user has permissions within a vCenter Server. Permissions must be granted within the vCenter Server, separately from Single Sign-On. This section will cover Single Sign-On and its configuration. See the vSphere Permissions section for granting privileges to users.

vCenter Single Sign-On overview

Single Sign-On is a vSphere component that acts as an authentication broker and is an infrastructure for security token exchange. vCenter Single Sign-On ...

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