Update 10.2020: In version 8.2 you can finally manage and delete passwords from the GUI
In vRealize Lifecycle Manager 8.0 VMware introduced “Locker” this is where you store certificates, licenses and passwords. If you for some reason add a password that is wrong or you want to delete an old one you are in trouble. There is no way to delete entries through GUI or CLI. But you can do it through the API!
Here is how
First you might need to install a software to do the API calls. I used Postman and you can download it here.
When you have installed or if you already have postman, you need to do the following
First you need to insert your credentials in the Authorization tab inside postman and send this POST command. Remember to insert your vRSLCM FQDN address.
If login is successful you will get “Login Successfully” in return.
In versjon 8.0.1 of vrslcm and you also need to copy the Authorization Key Value found under Headers and Temporary Headers in postman.
GET the list of all entries
The GET command will give you a list of all the passwords and they’re vmid. Copy the vmid that you want to delete and use it instead of “vmid” below when you send DELETE command.
It appears that in version 8.0.1 this command is no longer possible.
Only for Pre 8.0.1 versions
DELETE the entries
Run the GET command again to see that the password has been removed or refresh the locker page in the GUI of vRSLCM.
For 8.0.1 and possible later versions
Delete the entries
Login with root user to your vRSLCM appliance through SSH. and run the following command.
Remember to replace the IDs in bold with your own. First ID with the vmid from the GET passwords command. And the last ID with the Authorization KEY Value.
curl -X DELETE 'http://localhost:8080/lcm/locker/api/passwords/5581b687-a26c-4495-a8ed-11486c79fd81' -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Basic YWRtaW5AbG9jYWw6Vk13YXJlMTIzIQ ' -k