Permissions

For general requirements for permissions that must be provided to the user account to install and work with Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Permissions section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. In addition to general port requirements, make sure that user accounts have permissions listed in the following subsections:

Operation

Required Roles and Permissions

Installing and updating Veeam Plug-in

The account used for installing and updating Veeam Plug-in must have root privileges.

Connecting to Veeam Backup & Replication, managing backups

  • The account specified in the Veeam Plug-in configuration settings must be able to authenticate against the Veeam Backup & Replication server. For details, see Configuring Plug-in. For enhanced security, we recommend creating a separate standard user that will be solely dedicated to performing the backup and restore operations.
  • The account specified in the Veeam Plug-in configuration settings must be granted access rights on the Veeam backup repository where you want to store backups.

To learn how to grant permissions on Veeam repositories, see Access and Encryption Settings on Repositories.

  • You can work with backups created by Veeam Plug-in only with the account used for creating the backups. If you want to use another account, see required permissions in Configuring Plug-in.