If the system administrator has granted you catalog access, you can publish a catalog externally to make its vApp templates and media files available for subscription by organizations outside the vCloud Director installation.


Verify that the system administrator enabled external catalog publishing for the organization and granted you catalog access.


  1. From the main menu (), select Libraries, and select Catalogs from the left panel.
    The list of catalogs displays in a grid view.
  2. Click the list bar (Context menu) on the left of the catalog you want to publish, and select Publish Settings.
  3. Select Enable Publishing and, optionally, enter a password for catalog access.
    Only ASCII characters are supported.
  4. Click Save.