Retrieve your lost vSphere 5.1 SSO password

Unfortunately very few IT administrators have their documentation in order. Even worse, very few of them that have documentation in order, have their password lists up to date and secure. Today I was about to upgrade a vCenter server to one of my colleagues, and was (not) surprised to learn that their password list does not contain neither the username nor password for the SSO admin on the vCenter server. However, there is a way to retrieve the password without having to go through VMware recommended procedure of resetting both SSO admin and master password. Continue reading “Retrieve your lost vSphere 5.1 SSO password”