Access the VCSA shell and log in as a user who has a super administrator role such as ‘root’.

Begin by creating a group for the user in this example the group and user are both named ‘management’.

Use -h if you wish to expand the cmd options:



Creating the group and user named ‘management’ with specific user and group ID’s:


Create a password for the ‘management’ user:



Useful cmds to display user information:


Useful cmd if you wish to check if the account is locked out:


VMware KB reference: KB2045805

Assigning the management user to a Role under Global Permissions through vSphere Web Client:



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