Configure Authentication Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

You can configure authentication settings, such as enabling an NIS or Active Directory server, on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Procedure

1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console and navigate to theAuthentication tab.

2. (Optional) Click NIS and select NIS Enabled to enable an NIS server for the VMware vCenter ServerAppliance.

3. (Optional) Type the NIS domain and NIS server and click Save Settings.

4. (Optional) Click Active Directory and select Active Directory Enabled to enable an Active Directory serverfor the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

5. (Optional) Type the domain, administrator user name, and administrator password for the ActiveDirectory server and click Save

6. Restart vCenter Server.

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