You can use roles to manage access control for user accounts in vRealize Operations Manager.

In this procedure, you add a new role and assign administrative permissions to the role. You add two new user accounts, and assign the new role to those accounts.

Verify that you understand the context of this scenario. See User Scenario: Manage User Access Control.

1

In vRealize Operations Manager, select Administration in the left pane and click Access Control.

The User Accounts tab displays the user account information.

2

Click Roles.

3

Click the plus sign on the toolbar in the upper pane to create a new role.

The Create Role dialog box appears.

4

For the role name, type Dashboard Users, then type a meaningful description and click OK.

The Dashboard Users role appears in the list of roles.

5

Click the Dashboard Users role.

The user accounts, user groups, and permissions associated with the role appear in the lower panes.

6

In the Permissions pane, select the Administrative Access - all permissions check box.

7

Click Update.

This action gives this role administrative access to all features and objects in the environment.

8

Click the User Accounts tab.

9

Click the plus sign to create a new user account, provide the information for this account.

Option

Description

First Name

Type the user's first name, Tom.

Last Name

Type the user's last name. For this scenario, type User.

Email Address

Type the user's email address.

User Name

Type the user account to use to log in to vRealize Operations Manager.

Password

Type a password for the user.

Confirm Password

Type the password again to confirm it.

Description

Type a meaningful description for this user.

Disable/Lock this user

Do not select this check box, because you want the user to be active for this scenario.

Require password change at next login

Do not select this check box, because you do not need to change the user's password for this scenario.

The list of available groups appears.

10

Click Next.

11

Select the check box for an existing group to add the user account as a member of the group.

12

Click the Roles button, and select the check box for the Dashboard Users role.

13

Click the Objects button, expand the navigation tree, select the check box for each object to associate with this user account, such as a cluster, and click Finish.

You created a new role to be used to access dashboards, and a new user account for a user who can access the dashboards. The new user now appears in the list of user accounts.

14

Repeat Step 9 through Step 13 to create another user named Sam User, and assign the Dashboard Users role to that user account.

15

Log out of vRealize Operations Manager.

16

Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as Tom User, verify that this user account can access all of the features, then log out.

17

Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as Sam User, verify that this user account can access all of the features, then log out.

Assign permissions to access content such as dashboards.