VCWN-65-000005 - The vCenter Server for Windows users must have the correct roles assigned.

Details

Users and service accounts must only be assigned privileges they require. Least Privilege requires that these privileges must only be assigned if needed, to reduce risk of confidentiality, availability or integrity loss.



NOTE: Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Solution

To update a user or groups permissions to an existing role with reduced permissions do the following:

From the vSphere Web Client go to Administration >> Access Control >> Global Permissions. Select the user or group and click 'Edit' and change the assigned role and click 'OK'. If permissions are assigned on a specific object then the role must be updated where it is assigned for example at the cluster level.

To create a new role with reduced permissions do the following:

From the vSphere Web Client go to Administration >> Access Control >> Roles. Click the green plus sign and enter a name for the role and select only the specific permissions required. Users can then be assigned to the newly created role.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system VMware.


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