Scenario: I wanted to add a user with read-only privileges to the vcenter server appliance in order to run the Dell D-Pack
1) Firstly SSH to the VCSA
Then add the user
jord-vcenter:~ # useradd delldpack
Set a password for the user
jord-vcenter:~ # passwd delldpack Changing password for delldpack. New UNIX password: BAD PASSWORD: is too simple Retype new UNIX password: Password changed.
2) The next stage is to add the permission to the user. Login to the vCenter (in this case I'm using the traditional client)
Click the desired object (eg cluster) and select permissions tab. Right click the screen on the right and select Add Permission.
The following screenshots depict the required steps:
Find the user (delldpack) I had just created via CLI.
Add the user then click ok
Ensure Read-only role is selected before completing