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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Working with vCloud roles

Let's talk about roles and what they can do for you.

Getting ready

You need a user or a group to which you want to give a different role. Roles can be assigned to users and groups.

How to do it...

Working with roles is split into two sections: creating the role and using it.

Creating a new role

Perform the following steps to create a new role:

  1. Make a list of all the actions that the user should be able to do.
  2. Make a list of all the actions that the user should not be able to do.
  3. Log in to vCloud as SysAdmin.
  4. Navigate to System | Administration | Roles.
  5. Check if one of the preconfigured roles is satisfying the requirements.
  6. If not, check what role is closed and copy this role by right-clicking on the role and choosing Copy to.
  7. If no ...

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