An ESXi system grants access to its resources when a known user with appropriate permissions logs on to the system with a password that matches the one stored for that user. You can use the vSphere Client or the vSphere SDK for all user management tasks. You can use the vicfg-user command to create, modify, delete, and list local direct access users and groups of users on an ESXi host. You cannot run this command against a vCenter Server system.
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