You use roles to assign specific privileges to user accounts so that you can limit the vRealize Operations Manager features that users can access.

In this procedure, you will remove administrative privileges from the new role, then assign privileges to view dashboards to the role. You will then test the user accounts to confirm that the change to the role allows the user accounts to access only the dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager, and does not allow them access to other features.

Create a new role and assign privileges for the role, add two new accounts, and assign the role to the user accounts. See User Scenario: Create a New Role and User Accounts.

1

Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as Tom User.

Because you assigned administrative access to this user account, you have access to all of the features.

2

Select Administration in the left pane and click Access Control.

The User Accounts tab displays the user account information.

3

Click the Roles tab, and select the Dashboard Users role.

4

In the Permissions pane, deselect the Administrative Access - all permissions check box, and click Update.

This action deselects the check boxes for all of the privileges.

5

In the Permissions pane, expand the UI tree, select Navigation > Content, and select the Dashboards check box.

6

Click Update.

7

Log out of vRealize Operations Manager.

8

Log in to vRealize Operations Manager again as Tom User, and verify that this user account can access only the dashboards, and cannot access other features such as alerts or remediation actions.

9

Repeat Step 3 through Step 8 for the account named Sam User so that you can assign permissions to only view the dashboards.

10

Log out of vRealize Operations Manager.

11

Log in to vRealize Operations Manager again as Sam User, and verify that this user account can only access the dashboards, and cannot access other features such as alerts or remediation actions.

12

Log out of vRealize Operations Manager.

You used a specific role to assign permission to view dashboards to the user accounts named Tom User and Sam User.

Assign privileges to access objects in the environment.