vCloud Director uses roles and rights to determine what actions a user can perform in an organization. vCloud Director includes a number of predefined roles with specific rights.

System administrators and organization administrators must assign each user or group a role. The same user can have a different role in different organizations. System administrators can also create roles and modify existing ones.

For information about the predefined roles and their rights, see Predefined Roles and Their Rights.

If the existing roles do not meet your needs, you can create a role and assign rights to the role. When you create a role, it becomes available to all of the organizations in the system.

To create a role based on an existing role, you can copy a role and modify its rights.

You can modify the name, description, and rights of a role.

You can delete a role from the system. You cannot delete the System Administrator role or a role that is in use.