Creating a new role

In addition to using the existing SnapCenter roles, you can create your own roles, customize the permissions, and assign users or groups to the roles.

About this task

If you are using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere to protect VMs, VMDKs, or datastores, you must use the VMware vCenter GUI to create a SCV role. For information on creating roles in vCenter, see the vCenter documentation.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Roles.
  3. Click New to launch the New Role wizard.
  4. In the Name page, specify a name and description for the new role, and then click OK.
  5. In the Permissions page, select the permissions you want to assign to the role, or click Select All to grant all permissions to the role.
  6. In the Users\Groups page, complete the following steps:
    1. Specify the domain name of the user or group you want to add to the new role.
    2. Select either User or Group.
    3. Specify the user or group you want to add to the role, or use the search field to search for a user or group, and then click Add.
      Repeat to add additional users or groups to the new role.
    4. By default, All members of this role can see other members' objects is selected to enable other members of the role to see resources such as volumes and hosts after they refresh the resources list. Deselect this option if you do not want members of this role to see objects to which other members are assigned.
      Note: When this option is enabled, assigning users access to objects or resources is not required if users belong to the same role as the user who created the objects or resources.
  7. In the Summary page, review your selections, and then click Finish.