Content Libraries provide simple and effective management for virtual machine templates and vApps. Content library privileges control who can view or manage different aspects of content libraries.

You can set this privilege at different levels in the hierarchy. For example, if you set a privilege at the folder level, you can propagate the privilege to one or more objects within the folder. The object listed in the Required On column must have the privilege set, either directly or inherited.

Content Library Privileges

Privilege Name

Description

Required On

Content library.Add library item

Allows addition of items in a library.

Library

Content library.Create local library

Allows creation of local libraries on the specified vCenter Server system.

vCenter Server

Content library.Create subscribed library

Allows creation of subscribed libraries.

vCenter Server

Content library.Delete library item

Allows deletion of library items.

Library. Set this permission to propagate to all library items.

Content library.Delete local library

Allows deletion of a local library.

Library

Content library.Delete subscribed library

Allows deletion of a subscribed library.

Library

Content library.Download files

Allows download of files from the content library.

Library

Content library.Evict library item

Allows eviction of items. The content of a subscribed library can be cached or not cached. If the content is cached, you can release a library item by evicting it if you have this privilege.

Library. Set this permission to propagate to all library items.

Content library.Evict subscribed library

Allows eviction of a subscribed library. The content of a subscribed library can be cached or not cached. If the content is cached, you can release a library by evicting it if you have this privilege.

Library

Content library.Import Storage

Allows a user to import a library item if the source file URL starts with ds:// or file://. This privilege is disabled for content library administrator by default, Because an import from a storage URL implies import of content , enable this privilege only if necessary and if now security concern exists for the user who will perform the import.

Library

Content library.Probe subscription information

This privilege allows solution users and APIs to probe a remote library's subscription info including URL, SSL certificate and password. The resulting structure describes whether the subscription configuration is successful or whether there are problems such as SSL errors.

Library

Content library.Read storage

Allows reading of content library storage.

Library

Content library.Sync library item

Allows synchronization of library items.

Library. Set this permission to propagate to all library items.

Content library.Sync subscribed library

Allows synchronization of subscribed libraries.

Library

Content library.Type introspection

Allows a solution user or API to introspect the type support plugins for the content library service.

Library

Content library.Update configuration settings

Allows you to update the configuration settings.

No vSphere Web Client user interface elements are associated with this privilege.

Library

Content library.Update files

Allows you to upload content into the content library. Also allows you to remove files from a library item.

Library

Content library.Update library

Allows updates to the content library.

Library

Content library.Update library item

Allows updates to library items.

Library. Set this permission to propagate to all library items.

Content library.Update local library

Allows updates of local libraries.

Library

Content library.Update subscribed library

Allows you to update the properties of a subscribed library.

Library

Content library.View configuration settings

Allows you to view the configuration settings.

No vSphere Web Client user interface elements are associated with this privilege.

Library