Extension privileges control the ability to install and manage extensions.

You can set this privilege at different levels in the hierarchy. For example, if you set a privilege at the folder level, you can propagate the privilege to one or more objects within the folder. The object listed in the Required On column must have the privilege set, either directly or inherited.

Extension Privileges

Privilege Name


Required On

Extension.Register extension

Allows registration of an extension (plug-in).

Root vCenter Server

Extension.Unregister extension

Allows unregistering an extension (plug-in).

Root vCenter Server

Extension.Update extension

Allows updates to an extension (plug-in).

Root vCenter Server