To support View Composer, the vCenter Server user must have privileges in addition to those required to support View Manager. Create a View Composer role for the vCenter Server user with the View Manager privileges and these additional privileges.

View Composer Privileges

Privilege Group

Privileges to Enable


Allocate space

Browse datastore

Low level file operations

Virtual machine

Inventory (all)

Configuration (all)

State (all)

In Provisioning:

Clone virtual machine

Allow disk access


Assign virtual machine to resource pool


Enable methods

Disable methods

System tag