Orchestrator requires an authentication method to work properly and manage user permissions. You must select an authentication method so that you can work with Orchestrator.

Orchestrator 5.1 supports two types of authentications:

LDAP authentication

Orchestrator connects to a working LDAP server.

vCenter Single Sign On authentication

Orchestrator authenticates through vCenter Single Sign On.


If you want to use vCenter Orchestrator through the vSphere Web Client for managing vSphere inventory objects, you must configure Orchestrator to authenticate through vCenter Single Sign On.