vCloud – Creating Users and Managing Permissions


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 1.      Log in to vCloud

See Accessing vCloud Director for more information on logging into vCloud.

 

2.      Navigate to Users

Select the Administration tab, and select Users from the Members drop down on the left.

 

3.      Creating a New User

Select the green “Plus” symbol shown above to create a new user. The New User dialog to the right is an example of an Organization Administrator, which includes permissions to perform networking changes as well as full catalog and vApp permissions.

 

4.      Removing a User

To remove a user, first right-click on that user’s entry in the Users section and select Disable. Then right-click and select Delete. Always transfer that user’s objects when prompted in order to retain access to all vApps and VMs.

 

5.      Permissions and Roles

User accounts may be restricted access to specific vApps or Catalogs by right clicking the object and choosing the Share option. Incorrect configurations limiting Org users from a certain resource may be resolved by contacting GreenCloud support. Default Roles exist to limit user access within the Org. Customized Roles may be requested by contacting GreenCloud support.


 

Log In to vCloud

See Accessing vCloud Director for instructions on how to log in to vCloud. In order to manage Users or Roles, you must log in with an Organization Administrator account.

Select the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, and click on “Administration” to view Administration settings for your vCloud Director Organization.

In the Administration view, select “Users” under the Access Control heading.

Creating a New User

Select the “New” action button above the list of users to create a new user. Enter the user’s login information, and make sure the “Enable” checkbox is checked.

Assign a Role to the user. Roles and the permissions associated with them can be edited from the Roles screen, available under the Users screen.

Enter the user’s contact information if necessary, then enter the user’s Quotas. This may differ from user to user, but administrators should generally be given Unlimited VM quotas.

Save the User to complete the process. The user can then sign in to vCloud Director.

Removing a User

To remove a user, first select a user by clicking the radio button next to the user’s name, then use the “Disable” action button that appears above the list of users. Then, use the “Delete” button, which will be enabled for Disabled users.

Roles & Permissions

To edit Roles and Permissions for a vCloud Organization, select Roles underneath the Users section.

Select a Role using the radio button next to that Role, or select “New” to create a new Role. Enter a Name and Description for the Role, then expand any of the Access Control sections to select View or Manage permissions for that Role.

The Permissions management in vCloud Director is extensive. Green Cloud recommends a least-necessary permissions approach in order to maintain a secure environment. Access to specific vApps or Catalogs can be granted to Users by right clicking the object and choosing the Share option. Incorrect configurations limiting Org users from a certain resource may be resolved by contacting Green Cloud support.

Once the Role is finalized, select Save. The Role will then appear as assignable to Users.

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