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. Click Catalog and select My Organization's Catalogs in the left pane.
  2. On the Catalogs tab, right-click the catalog name and select Publish Settings.
  3. On the External Publishing tab, select Enabled and supply a password for the catalog feed.
  4. Click OK.

What to do next

Provide the subscription URL listed on the External Publishing tab and the password to grant access to the catalog. An organization must subscribe to the catalog to gain access to its contents.