You can assign users-specific roles to perform actions and view features and objects in VMware Aria Operations. With role-based access, users can only perform the actions that their permissions allow.

Where You Manage User Roles

  1. To manage user roles, from the left menu, click Administration, and then click the Access Control tile.
  2. Click the Roles tab.

To view the details of roles configured in VMware Aria Operations, click the role, the role details are displayed in the right-side panel. The role details include the permissions, user accounts, and user groups associated with the selected role.

You can view and edit details about a role, by selecting a role in the summary grid, and clicking the Edit icon in the Roles toolbar.

Table 1. Access Control Roles Summary Grid
Option Description

Roles toolbar

To manage roles, use the toolbar icons.
  • Click the Add icon. to add a user role, provide the name and description for the role, and assign permissions in the Role Information page.
    Note: To assign all the available permissions to the selected role, select the Select all Permissions check box.
  • Click the Vertical Ellipses to perform any one of the following actions:
    • Edit. Edit the selected user role, and modify the details for the role in the Edit Role dialog box.
    • Delete. Delete a user role.
    • Clone. Clone the selected user role
    • Export. Export a user role.
  • Click the Horizontal Ellipses to perform any one of the following actions:
    • Delete. Click delete to Delete a role.
    • Export. Click export to export a role.
    • Click Import to import a role from the Import Roles page. You can import existing roles, overwrite existing roles, and skip roles.
Filters Activates you to search the list of roles according to the following criteria:
  • Role Name
  • Role Description
  • Modified By

You can view details for the user accounts and user groups associated with a selected role in the Details panes.

Table 2. Access Control Roles Details Panes
Option Description

Role Name

Name of the role to apply to a specific level of users, such as user for base users or administrator for users with administrative permissions.


Description of the role, indicating its purpose.

Modified By

Displays the name of the user who last updated the role.

Last Modified

Displays the date and time when the role was last updated.


Displays the permissions assigned to the role according to the categories: Administration, Automation Central, Configure, Data Sources, Environment, Home, Optimize, Plan, Troubleshoot, and Visualize. Expand the tree of each category to view all the assigned permissions.

You can edit the permissions assigned to the role by clicking the Edit Role icon.

  • Click the Expand All button to expand the trees of all the categories, and select the check boxes to apply permissions for the selected role.

User Accounts

The roles are assigned to the users. You can only view users who have been assigned roles directly, the users belonging to a user group are not displayed here. The information in this pane is based on the data entered when you created the user, or imported with the user.
  • First Name. Indicates the first name of each user who is assigned this role.
  • Last Name. Indicates the last name of each user who is assigned this role.
  • User name , without spaces, that will log in to VMware Aria Operations

  • Email. Indicates the email address for each user who is assigned this role.

User Groups

The roles are assigned to the selected user groups.
  • Group Name: Name of each group that is associated with the selected role.
  • Members: Number of members in each group.