Share a catalog to make its contents available to users in your organization. Users with the proper rights and access level can use vApp templates and media from the shared catalog to create their own vApps.

You are at least a catalog author.

1

Click Catalogs > My Organization's Catalogs.

2

Select a catalog, right-click, and select Share.

3

Click Add Members.

4

Select the users and groups with whom you want to share the catalog.

Option

Action

Everyone in the organization

Select this option to share the catalog with everyone.

Specific users and groups

Select this option, click specific users and groups, and click Add.

5

Select an access level and click OK.

Option

Supported Actions

Read Only

Open, Add to My Cloud, Download, Copy to Catalog

Read/Write

Open, Add to My Cloud, Download, Copy to Catalog, Publish, Move to Catalog, Delete

Full control

Open, Add to My Cloud, Download, Copy to Catalog, Publish, Move to Catalog, Delete, Share

The actual actions a user can perform on a catalog and its contents depends on the intersection of the rights of the user and their access level to the catalog. Sharing a catalog with full control does not grant a user rights that the user does not already have.

6

Click OK.