VMware SSO in vSphere 5.1

February 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

I have recently had a number of issues with SSO in my lab environment, to help me troubleshoot this I have had to get familiar with the SSO command line options.

First start a command prompt from “C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\SSOServer\utils”

To list your SSO identity sources fun the following command

manage-identity-sources -a list

This will display your identity sources as below


To delete a identity source run the following command

manage-identity-sources -a delete

This will ask you for the ID to delete, the ID can be found in the list output above


To create a new SSO identity source you are able to use the following command

manage-identity-sources -a create


Please note you can either use ldaps which utilises 3269 or ldap which uses 389. I have recently had an issue where my installation has previously worked, now has issues utilising ldaps even though I don’t have a PKI server or root CA on my domain and all of a sudden it now doesn’t work. I’m assuming this is an issue on my domain that I will look into further.

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