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Control user access to virtualization objects and data

Use account limitations to restrict user access to virtual machines, hosts, clusters, or data stores, or to withhold information from users. The following information details how to configure and add limitations to Orion accounts.

Configure Orion Web Console account permissions

With the account connections between VMs and the Orion Platform completed, create and manage account permissions for administrators and users as needed for your environment. For example, you may want to limit feature access for network administrators and general IT staff.

Each user or group account can have different privileges applied to it, such as the ability to modify alert definitions or delete snapshots.

You need administrator access to the server to install and integrate VMAN.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Click Manage Accounts in the User Accounts section.
  3. Select an existing user account, and click Edit.
  4. Modify account information, login options, and tasks as needed.
  5. To restrict users access to Orion Web Console features, expand the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor Settings.
  6. Select the views to display for VM data in the Orion Web Console. Typically, you do not need to hide VM views from users. These options only affect seeing VM data in the Orion Web Console.

    The available options include view names, default, and none. If you select none, the view is hidden from the user.

  7. Select an option to allow or disallow users from VM management tools and functions. These permissions provide native tool features through the Orion Web Console.

  8. Click Submit.

Set up user account limitations

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings > Manage Accounts.
  3. To limit an individual user account:
    1. On the Individual Accounts tab, select the account, and click Edit.
    2. In the Account Limitations section, click Add Limitation.
    3. Select the limitation type, and click Continue.
    4. On the Configure Limitation page, define the limitation, and click Submit.
  4. To limit a group account:
    1. On the Groups tab, select the group account, and click Edit.
    2. In the Account Limitations section, click Add Limitation.
    3. Select the limitation type, and click Continue.
    4. On the Configure Limitation page, define the limitation, and click Submit.

    Group account limitations only apply to the group account, and not, by extension, to the accounts of group members.