vCloud Air includes predefined roles. Each of these roles includes a set of default rights.

For information about the rights available for each predefined role in vCloud Air, see Role-based User Account Management in the vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide.

The following roles have access to the vCloud Air API:

Virtual Infrastructure Administrator – allows management of virtual data centers, virtual machines, and backup settings

Read-only Administrator – read access to all administration objects

End User role – read and write access to virtual machines

These vCloud Air roles map to the following roles in the vCloud API for the Compute Service as follows:

vCloud Air Roles Mapped to vCloud API Roles

vCloud Air

vCloud API for the Compute Service

Virtual Infrastructure Administrator

VPC Administrator

Read-Only Administrator

Read-Only VPC Administrator

End User

VPC User

Each of the vCloud API roles—VPC Administrator, Read-Only VPC Administrator, and VPC User—provide access to vCloud functionality. For the access list for each of the vCloud API roles, see vCloud Air Roles and vCloud Director Rights in the vCloud Air Compute Service Programming Guide.