Adding a user or group and assigning role and assets

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

Before you begin

About this task

Attention: If you are using the NetApp Data Broker, SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere functions, 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. The vCenter documentation contains information about adding a user to a role in vCenter

The SnapCenter concepts documentation contains more information about SnapCenter role-based access control (RBAC).



  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Users and Access > add icon in configuring database screen.
  3. In the Add Users/Groups from Active Directory or Workgroup page:
    For this field… Do this…
    Access Type Select either Domain or workgroup

    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.

    By default, it is pre-populated with the logged in domain name.

    Note: You must register the untrusted domain in the Settings > Global Settings > Domain Settings page.
    Type Select either User or Group
    Note: SnapCenter supports only security group and not the distribution group.
    User Name
    1. Type the partial user name, and then click Add.
      Note: The user name is case-sensitive.
    2. Select the user name from the search list.
    Note: When you add users from a different domain or an untrusted domain, you should type the user name fully because there is no search list for cross domain users.

    Repeat this step to add additional users or groups to the selected role.

    Roles Select the role to which you want to add the user.
  4. Click Assign, and then in the Assign Assets page:
    1. Select the type of asset from the Asset drop-down list.
    2. In the Asset table, select the asset.
      The assets are listed only if the user has added the assets to SnapCenter.
    3. Repeat this procedure for all of the required assets.
    4. Click Save.
  5. Click Submit.