To authenticate the vSphere Authentication Proxy server to ESXi, upload the proxy server certificate to ESXi.

You use the vSphere Client user interface to upload the vSphere Authentication Proxy server certificate to ESXi.

Install the vSphere Authentication Proxy service (CAM service) on a host as described in Install the vSphere Authentication Proxy Service.

Export the vSphere Authentication Proxy server certificate as described in Export vSphere Authentication Proxy Certificate.

1

Select a host in the vSphere Client inventory and click the Summary tab.

2

Upload the certificate for the authentication proxy server to a temporary location on ESXi.

a

Under Resources, right-click a datastore and select Browse Datastore.

b

Select a location for the certificate and select the Upload File button.

c

Browse to the certificate and select Open.

3

Select the Configuration tab and click Authentication Services.

4

Click Import Certificate.

5

Enter the full path to the authentication proxy server certificate file on the host and the IP address of the authentication proxy server.

Use the form [datastore name] file path to enter the path to the proxy server.

6

Click Import.

Set up the host to use vSphere Authentication Proxy server to authenticate users.