7.4. Managing Permissions to Templates

Permissions to templates can be given to users or administrators. Templates can be assigned to end users. A template administrator can manage templates across the enterprise, configuring network and storage details.

7.4.1. Assigning Templates to Users

After the templates have been created and provisioned, they can be assigned to existing users. A template User role allows end users to use a template to create a virtual machine.

To assign a user to a template:

  1. Click the Templates tab.
    A list of templates displays. If the required template is not visible, perform a search (see Section 1.2, “Search”). Select the template that you want to edit, and click the Permissions tab from the Details pane.
    The Permissions tab displays a list of users and their current roles and permissions, if any.
    Template Permissions

    Figure 7.4. Template Permissions


  2. Click Add to add an existing user. The Add Permission to User dialog box displays. Enter a Name, or User Name, or part thereof in the Search text box, and click Go. A list of possible matches display in the results list.
  3. Select the check box of the user to be assigned the permissions. Scroll through the Assign role to user list and select UserTemplateBasedVM.
  4. Click OK.
    The name of the user displays in the Permissions tab.

Note

You can only assign roles and permissions to existing users. See Chapter 5, Users for more information.

To remove a user role:

  1. Click the Virtual Machine tab. A list of templates displays. If the required template is not visible, perform a search (see Section 1.2, “Search”).
  2. Select the required template and click the Permissions tab from the Details pane.
    The Permissions tab displays a list of users and their current roles and permissions, if any. Note that you cannot remove users with inherited permissions.
  3. Select the check box of the appropriate user.
  4. Click Remove. The user is removed from the Permissions tab.