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Exchange User Principal Name UPN

How to set Exchange UPN User Principal Names

Exchange allows you to use multiple domains for authentication. For example, for forms-based authentication or hosted exchange operation via virtual directories, user principal names (UPN) provide preferred logon security.

User Principal Name suffix is the name of the current domain and root domain, which are the default user principal name suffixes. Using alternate domain names increases login security and simplifies logins.

The Active Directory Domains and TrustsMMC console adds alternate user principal name suffixes.

Exchange User Principal Name suffixes
User Principal Name suffix: Add banana.org.

The Exchange admin center enables forms-based authentication with User Principal Name (UPN) logon format under Server – Virtual Directories – owa (Default Web Site).

EAC OWA Virtual Directory, FBA Auth

After changing the IIS restart with iisreset /noforce

In order for the user Joe Biden to log in with his e-mail address, the domain (banana.org) must be selected in the AD under Account, User Logon Name, under Account, User Login Name.

User Properties

Outlook Web App sign-in with e-mail address

Outlook Web App

Joe Biden can now joe.biden@banana.org authenticate to the Exchange Server with his email address.

VMware vSphere ESXi Enable TSM-SSH Access

How to Enable SSH Access to VMware vSpehre ESXi TSM-SSH Console

This post shows how to establish SSH access to the VMware vSphere ESXi TSM-SSH console in order to be able to access the ESXi Hypervisor from an SSH terminal such as PuTTY or OpenSSH.

  1. On the ESXi console press F2 and enter password.
  2. Scroll to Troubleshooting Options and press Enter.
  3. Press Enable SSH and Enter.
  4. Go back to the main screen with the Esc key.

Enable Access via TSM-SSH in vSphere

  1. Select the host and click on the tap configuration.
  2. Click on security profiles in the software panel.
  3. In the Services section, click Properties.
  4. SSH and click options at the bottom.
  5. Click Start and Stop with the host.
  6. For service commands, click Start.
  7. Click OK.
vSphere Security Profile TSM-SSH

Enable Access via SSH from the vSphere Web Client

  1. Select the host, go to Manage Tab and click Settings.
  2. Go to Security Profile under System.
  3. Go to Editing in the Services Panel.
  4. Select SSH from the list.
  5. Click Start and Stop with the host.
  6. Select Start to activate the service.
  7. Click OK.

VMware vSphere

VMware vSphere is a virtualization platform for cloud infrastructure, data center and server virtualization. The VMware vSphere consists of a collection of software products from the US company VMware Inc. Central components of these software products are the type 1 hypervisor VMware vSphere ESXi, which provides virtual machines for x64-based hardware and their operating systems, and VMware vCenter for the graphical management of the entire structure of data center, cluster, network, data store, CPUs and virtual machines in the form of a dynamic and seamless operating environment.

Conclusion

As shown in this article, it is possible to establish SSH access to the VMware vSphere ESXi TSM-SSH console in order to be able to access the ESXi hypervisor from an SSH terminal such as PuTTY or OpenSSH.