Tenant administrators can create custom groups of individual users and groups from an identity store.

You can assign roles to your custom group, but it is not necessary in all cases. For example, you can create a custom group called Machine Specification Approvers, to use for all machine pre-approvals. You can also create custom groups to map to your business groups so that you can manage all groups in one place. In those cases, you do not need to assign roles.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator.


Select Administration > Groups.


Click the Add icon (Add).


Select Custom Group.


Enter a group name in the New Group Name text box.


(Optional) Enter a description in the New Group Description text box.


Enter a name or group name in the Add Existing Groups or Individual Users to this Group search box.


Select one or more roles from the Add Roles to this Group list.

The Authorities Granted by Selected Roles list indicates the specific authorities you are granting.


Click Update.

Changes to user access rights are reflected immediately.