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Learning VMware vSphere by Rebecca Fitzhugh, Abhilash G B

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vSphere permissions

Single Sign-On provides authentication, but once authenticated vCenter Server defines the scope of access. Permissions are defined within the vCenter Server inventory hierarchy and consist of three things:

  • User/Group: This specifies who has access
  • Role: This specifies the user or group's privileges
  • Object: This specifies where the user or group can execute their privileges

In order to have permissions, all three of these must be defined.

Defining a custom role

There are three built-in roles: administrator, no access, and read-only. Quite a few sample roles have also been created and are available for use. Custom roles may also be created to fit an organization's needs. To create a custom role:

  1. Log into the vSphere Web Client as an ...

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