4. Organization Catalogs : 4.3 Working with Catalogs : 4.3.2 Catalog Access
4.3.2 Catalog Access
Catalogs can be private, shared, or published. When a catalog is created, it is owned by the user who created it and is private by default. You can share a catalog with specific users and groups in an organization or publish it to all organizations within vCloud Director.
When deciding whether to share or publish a catalog, determine who should have access to the catalog and its contents. Publishing the catalog makes it accessible to all organizations, assuming that users have the View Published Catalogs permission. Sharing allows more granular access control based on users and groups within the organization where the catalog was created. The following are use case examples for a published catalog in enterprise and service provider environments.