vCenter 5.1 SSO Password Expired

Following procedure should be followed to reset the SSO expired password
The password policies in place require the password to be changed every 365 days. You cannot use the 5 previous passwords.


On the vCenter Server windows host:
  1. Open an elevated command prompt and run the command:
    • SET JAVA_HOME=C:\\Program Files\\VMware\\Infrastructure\\jre
    • Note: This is the default path of the JRE folder for vCenter Server 5.1. If vCenter Server has been installed in a custom location, change command accordingly.
  2. Navigate to the ssolscli directory
    • c:\\>cd C:\\Program Files\\VMware\\Infrastructure\\SSOServer\\ssolscli
  3. Run the following command:
    • ssopass -d https://:7444/lookupservice/sdk admin

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