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vSphere High Performance Cookbook by Prasenjit Sarkar

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vCenter Single Sign-On and its deployment

  1. vSphere 5.1 introduces the vCenter Single Sign On service as a part of the vCenter Server management infrastructure, where Single Sign On simplifies the login process for the Cloud Infrastructure Suite.
  2. vSphere Single Sign On provides a Single Sign On method across management apps. It allows you to log in through the vSphere Web Client or API, and perform operations across all components. It is really a better architecture because a single component offers Multifactor Authentication, multisite support, and supports multiple directory service types.
  3. Single Sign On supports open industry standards, such as SAML 2.0 and WS-TRUST. SAML 2.0 tokens are used to authenticate user to a different trust domain. It ...

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