SSO configuration involves specifying the virtual machine administrator account to set up a permanent authentication for the virtual machine.
You need to manually configure SSO, if you have installed the guest components using the product installer or CLI. The Guest Components installer launched using the vSphere Client menu configures SSO after the guest components installation is complete.
Use the Symantec High Availability tab to configure the single sign-on between the virtual machine and the Console host.
The Symantec High Availability Console uses the Authentication service to provide secure communications between the virtual machine and the Console. It uses digital certificates for authentication and uses SSL to encrypt communications.
This single sign-on authentication is required for all operations on the virtual machine. This is also required so that the server does not prompt you for a user name and password each time you log on to the vSphere Client and click on a virtual machine to view its status.
Perform the following steps to configure the single sign-on for the virtual machines.
To configure single sign-on for the virtual machines
If you do not install the Symantec High Availability Console certificate, this dialog pops up each time you log on to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.
The Symantec High Availability Console uses the specified user account to set up a permanent authentication for the virtual machine.
After the authentication is successful, the Symantec High Availability tab refreshes and displays the application configuration view.