VCWN-06-000005 - The vCenter Server users must have the correct roles assigned.


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.


To create a new role with specific 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.