Assigning users access to assets

Setting up role-based access control (RBAC) for users is a two-step process. After you add a user or group to a role that contains the appropriate permissions, you must assign the user access to SnapCenter assets, such as hosts and storage connections. This enables users to perform the actions for which they have permissions on the assets that are assigned to them.

About this task

You can assign access to users even if the user is not part of a role. This helps you add users; however, you must add the user to a role at some point to take advantage of RBAC efficiencies.

You can also assign Run As credential maintenance to a user.

If you are planning to replicate Snapshot copies, you must assign the storage connection for both the source and destination volume to the user performing the operation. You should add assets before assigning access to the users.

You must use the Admin role to assign permissions to Plug-in for VMware vSphere. For details about SnapCenter in virtualized environments, see the information about SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

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 assign virtual assets to vCenter users. For information, see the vCenter documentation.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click User Access.
  3. In the User Access page, select the type of asset from the Asset drop-down list.
  4. In the Asset table, select the asset and click Assign.
  5. Provide the domain name to which the user or group belongs.
  6. Choose whether you want to assign access to a user or a group.
  7. Enter the user or group name and click Add.
    If you are not sure about the name, use a more advanced search by clicking the Search users or group heading, typing a partial name, and clicking Search.
  8. Repeat this procedure until each user or group has access to all the required assets.
  9. Click OK to save your changes.