You can make a copy of an existing role, rename it, and later edit it. When you make a copy, the new role is not applied to any users or groups and objects. You must assign the role to users or groups and objects.


Verify that you are logged in as a user with Administrator privileges, such as root or vpxuser.


  1. On the vSphere Client Home page, click Roles.
  2. To select the role to duplicate, click the object in the list of Roles.
  3. To clone the selected role, select Administration > Role > Clone.


A duplicate of the role is added to the list of roles. The name is Copy of rolename.