You can share a catalog with all members of your organization, or with specific members.

Prerequisites

  • This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Catalog Author role or an equivalent set of rights.

  • You must be the owner of the catalog.

Procedure

  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 share, and select Share.

    The list of users who can access the catalog appears in the grid view of the Share Catalog window.

  3. Click Add to share the catalog with other users.

    Option

    Description

    Share with everyone in this organization

    Grant access to all users and groups in the organization.

    Share with specific users and groups

    Select the users or groups to whom you want to grant catalog access, and click Add.

  4. Select the access level.

    Option

    Description

    Read Only

    Users with access to this catalog have read access to the vApp templates and ISO files of the catalog.

    Read/Write

    Users with access to this catalog have read access to the vApp templates and ISO files of the catalog and can add vApp templates and ISO files to the catalog.

    Full Control

    Users with access to this catalog have full control of the contents and settings of the catalog.

  5. Click OK.

    The users or groups that now have access to the catalog appear in the grid view of the Share Catalog dialog box.

  6. (Optional) Select to share read-only access to the administrators of all other organizations
  7. Click Save.

Results

On the Catalogs tab, the Shared status for this catalog in the grid view changes.