I am running a vcenter server, and created a desktop shortcut for the vsphere webclient login, it works well, but after a certain time, around 2 weeks the desktop shortcut will no longer work, and instead display a http error 403, if i mnually enter the FQDN of my vCenter Server i can connect to the vSphere webclient no problem, is there a way to fix this, so i don't have to create a new desktop shortcut every few weeks ?

  • It would be helpful if you shared the target of your bookmark. Apr 21, 2022 at 13:53

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The URL of my vCenter bookmark is:


I never experienced your problem.

  • this is very odd, my bookmark always comes out to something very long like "hostname.domainname.local/websso/SAML2/SSO/… sheer endless amount of random characters"
    – AalHai
    Apr 25, 2022 at 7:21
  • That amount of random characters is a token that expires at some point. That's the reason why you get an error some day. Apr 25, 2022 at 7:28
  • is there a way to create a desktop shortcut without the token, for example one where i can manually enter the URL ? i am using chrome, but whenever i create the shortcut this token is included
    – AalHai
    Apr 25, 2022 at 7:33
  • So? Just edit the bookmark and remove it? Apr 25, 2022 at 7:33
  • this works just fine with the bookmark in the browser, but i honestly have no idea how to edit the URL in the desktop shortcut
    – AalHai
    Apr 25, 2022 at 9:34

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