To add a user to the Users Table.

  1. Log in to the host using the vSphere Client, using the root userid.
  2. Click the Local Users & Groups tab and click Users.
  3. Right-click anywhere in the Users table and click Add to open the Add New User dialog.
  4. Enter a login name, a user name, and a password.Note: The vSphere Client automatically assigns the next available UID to the user on the ESX host. You can over-write the populated field.
  5. Create a password that meets the length and complexity requirements. However, the ESX host checks for password compliance only if you have switched to the plug-in for authentication. The password settings in the default authentication plug-in,, are not enforced. To allow a user to access the ESX host through a command shell, select Grant shell access to this user.
  6. In general, do not grant shell access unless the user has a justifiable need. Users that access the host only through the vSphere Client do not need shell access.
  7. To add the user to a group, select the group name from the Group drop-down menu and click Add.
  8. Click OK
  9. To select the Permissions tab, also in the local host vSphere client session, and then:
    1. Right click “Add Permissions”
    2. select Administrator from the Assigned Role drop-down box
    3. click Add to bring up a list of available users
    4. select the user you added in Step 1 and click Add, then OK
    5. click OK
    6. At this point, you should now be able to login to the ESX host using that user, and the vSphere client.

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