What security permissions do I need for VMware custom accounts or roles?

  • 30 December 2020
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Setting up VMWare for first time.  Need to know what permissions to use.


Best answer by Scott H 31 December 2020, 00:52

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Hi shaley!

Thanks for reaching out with this question regarding permissions.

Rather than providing full administrator rights to the vCenter environment for backups, you can create custom user roles with the exact permissions required.

This documentation link contains all the details on which permissions are needed for which operations:

In addition, check out this video to show you how to configure custom user roles and automate the creation of the user account:


Kind regards,