As a system administrator or virtual infrastructure administrator, you manage user access control in vRealize Operations Manager so that you can ensure the security of your objects. Your company just hired a new person, and you must create a user account and assign a role to the account so that the new user has permission to access specific content and objects in vRealize Operations Manager.

In this scenario you will learn how to create user accounts and roles, and assign roles to the user accounts to specify access privileges to views and objects. You will then demonstrate the intended behavior of the permissions on these accounts.

You will create a new user account, named Tom User, and a new role that grants administrative access to objects in the vRealize Operations Clusters. You will apply the new role to the user account.

Finally, you will import a user account from an external LDAP user database that resides on another machine to vRealize Operations Manager, and assign a role to the imported user account to configure the user's privileges.

Verify that the following conditions are met:

vRealize Operations Manager is installed and operating properly, and contains objects such as clusters, hosts, and virtual machines.

One or more user groups are defined.

1

You use roles to manage access control for user accounts in vRealize Operations Manager.

2

As an administrator you assign a unique user account to each user so that they can use vRealize Operations Manager. While you set up the user account, you assign the privileges that determine what activities the user can perform in the environment, and upon what objects.

3

You can import user accounts from external sources, such as an LDAP database on another machine, or a single sign-on server, so that you can give permission to those users to access certain features and objects in vRealize Operations Manager.

Create a new role.