You can change the user ID, user name, and password for a user.

Review the password requirements as described in Password Requirements.


Log in to ESXi using the vSphere Client.

You cannot create ESXi users with the vSphere Web Client. You must log directly into the host with the vSphere Client to create ESXi users.


Click the Local Users & Groups tab and click Users.


Right-click the user and click Edit to open the Edit User dialog box.


Enter a login, a user name, and a password.


Do not create a user named ALL. Privileges associated with the name ALL might not be available to all users in some situations. For example, if a user named ALL has Administrator privileges, a user with ReadOnly privileges might be able to log in to the host remotely. This is not the intended behavior.

Specifying the user name and UID are optional.

Create a password that meets the length and complexity requirements. The host checks for password compliance using the default authentication plug-in, If the password is not compliant, the following error appears: A general system error occurred: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error.

ESXi 5.1 does not support local groups.


Click OK.