Disable smart card authentication to return to the default user name and password authentication for ESXi DCUI login.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the host.

2

Click the Manage tab and click Settings.

3

Under System, select Authentication Services.

You see the current smart card authentication status and a list with imported certificates.

4

In the Smart Card Authentication panel, click Edit.

5

On the Smart Card Authentication page, deselect the Enable Smart Card Authentication check box, and click OK.