A system administrator can use the vCloud Director Web Console or the vCloud API to create or update role objects in any organization in the system. Organization administrators can use the vCloud API to create or update role objects in the organizations they administer.

Prerequisites

Only a system administrator can use the vCloud Director Web Console create or update role objects.

Procedure

  • Click the Administration tab and click Roles in the left pane.

    The system displays a list of all roles and the organizations in which they exist.

  • To create a role, click New.
    1. Select an organization in which to create the role.
    2. Type a name and optional description for the role.
    3. Select the rights for the role.

      Expand a right category to see the individual rights it contains. All right categories are displayed by default. To limit the list of right categories displayed to those in which you have selected at least one right to add to the role, select Show only selected rights.

    4. Click OK to save your changes.
  • To update a role, right-click an entry in the list (a role and an organization) and select Properties.
    1. Select the rights for the role.

      Expand a right category to see the individual rights it contains. All right categories are displayed by default. To limit the list of right categories displayed to those in which you have selected at least one right to add to the role, select Show only selected rights.

    2. Click OK to save your changes.
  • To delete a role, right-click an entry in the list (a role and an organization) and select Delete.

    Click Yes to confirm the deletion.