A newly created organization has no catalogs in it. After an organization administrator or catalog author creates a catalog, members of the organization can use it as a destination for uploads or a source of subscription-based content.
Organizations use catalogs to store vApp templates and media files. Organization members use catalog items as the building blocks to create their own vApps.
- as a repository for local content that can remain private to the catalog owner or can be shared with other users, groups, or organizations in your cloud
- as a source of published content, to which other clouds can subscribe.
- as a local repository for content published by another cloud or any Web site that hosts a VMware Content Subscription Protocol (VCSP) endpoint.
Access to Catalogs
A catalog initially grants full control to its owner and no access to other users. The catalog owner, an organization administrator, or a catalog author can grant catalog access to other members of the organization, individually or collectively. Organization administrators and system administrators can share a catalog with other organizations in the cloud.