Some quick tips and tricks for personal lab VCSA deployment


To change SSO Administrator <Administrator@vsphere.local> password expiration/complexity:
VCSA Web UI > Home > Roles > Single Sign-On > Configuration

To change root VCSA password expiration, start bash after login via SSH:

$ shell.set --enabled True
$ shell

What about the local root user? You can check its password expiration settings with the command below in a bash shell.

$ chage -l root

By default it has a maximum age of 365 days (= 1 year). You can change it with the same command and the switch -M. Setting a value of -1 will disable expiration completely:

$ chage -M -1 root