Adding a user to a role

To configure role-based access control for SnapCenter users, you can add users or groups to a role. The role determines the options that SnapCenter users can access.

Before you begin

You must have logged in as the SnapCenterAdmin role.

You must create user or group accounts in Active Directory in the operating system or database. You cannot use SnapCenter to create these accounts.

For more information about role-based access control (RBAC) in SnapCenter, see the Concepts Guide.

About this task

SnapCenter includes several predefined roles. You can either add users to these roles or create new roles.

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 add a vCenter user to a SCV role. For information, see the vCenter documentation.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Roles.
  3. In the Roles page, select the role to which you want to add the user.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. Click Next until you reach the Users/Groups page of the wizard.
  6. In the Users/Groups page, specify the domain to which the user belongs.
  7. In the user or group name field, enter a user or group name and click Add.
    Repeat to add additional users or groups to the selected role.
  8. Click Next to view the summary, and then click Finish.