VCTR-67-000005 - The vCenter Server 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's or group's permissions to an existing role with reduced permissions:

From the vSphere Client, go to Administration >> Access Control >> Global Permissions.

Select the user or group, click 'Edit', change the assigned role, and click 'OK'.

If permissions are assigned on a specific object, the role must be updated where it is assigned (for example, at the cluster level).

To create a new role with reduced permissions:

From the vSphere Client, go to Administration >> Access Control >> Roles.

Click the green plus sign, 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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