Adding a user or group 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.

About this task

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

For more information about SnapCenter role-based access control (RBAC), see the SnapCenter concepts documentation.

For information about the additional RBAC that is provided by the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere, see the concepts documentation and the data protection documentation for the plug-in.


Protecting VMs and datastores

Attention: If you are using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere to protect VMs, VMDKs, or datastores, you use the VMware vSphere GUI to add a vCenter user to a SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere role. For information about adding a user to a role in vCenter, 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. Select Domain or Workgroup as the Authentication type.
    For Domain authentication type, you should specify the domain name of the user or group to which you want to add the user to a role.
    Note: You must register the untrusted domain in the Settings > Global Settings > Domain Settings page.
  7. Select either User or Group.
  8. In the user or group name field, enter a user or group name, and then click Add.
    Repeat this step to add additional users or groups to the selected role.
  9. Click Next to view the summary, and then click Finish.