Using your tenant administrator privileges, entitle your Rainpole architects to all actions and items that belong to the Rainpole service.

By entitling your Rainpole architects to all actions and items in the service, you make it easier for them to add new catalog items to the service for testing. In a production environment, you might use entitlements differently and configure strict governance. You might want to manage which catalog items each user is allowed to request and which actions they can perform against specific catalog items that they own.


  1. Select Administration > Catalog Management > Entitlements.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. Configure the details.
    1. Enter the name Rainpole architect entitlement
    2. Select Active from the Status drop-down menu.
    3. Select the your Rainpole business group from the Business Group drop-down menu.
    4. Add your Rainpole architects by using the Users & Groups search box.
    5. Click Next.
  4. Entitle the Rainpole catalog service.
    1. Click the Add Services icon (Add) beside the Entitled Services heading.
    2. Select Rainpole service.
    3. Click OK.

    All the users you included on the entitlement are now entitled to all catalog items in the Rainpole service.

  5. Entitle all user actions.
    1. Click the Add Actions icon (Add) beside the Entitled Actions heading.
    2. Select the checkbox in the column header to entitle all actions.
    3. Select the Actions only apply to items in this entitlement checkbox so you can later apply stricter governance to these users in other catalog services.
    4. Click OK.

    Your architects are entitled to perform any applicable action on catalog items they provision from your Rainpole service. They are not entitled to perform these actions on any items they might provision from a different service or through a different entitlement.

  6. Click Finish.


All of your architects can now see and request the vSphere CentOS machine blueprint and any new catalog items that are added to their service.

What to do next

Using the local test user account you set up, request to provision the vSphere CentOS catalog item to test the blueprint and your catalog configuration. See Scenario: Test Your Rainpole CentOS Machine.