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Cloud Tenants

Abiquo is designed to offer a cloud platform to multiple cloud tenants.

In Abiquo cloud tenants are called enterprises and you can manage them in Users view.

In Abiquo the different components of the platform are isolated for each enterprise, ensuring that the resources allocated by an enterprise will not affect other enterprises' allocated resources, and that each enterprise will be free to manage its own resource cloud.

The following components are isolated at enterprise level:

  • Virtual datacenters
  • Virtual appliances
  • Appliance library
  • Hard and soft limits
  • Events

The Users view allows the cloud and enterprise administrators to manage the users of Abiquo and their enterprises. User access to the system is controlled by a system of roles, scopes and privileges, which are also managed from the Users view.

Manage Tenants

Click the Users icon  at the top of the screen to access Users view.

If the system is configured to allow users to edit their own user details, click your Username in the top right corner of all views to edit your details. This option can be set in Configuration View.

Users View Panes

The Users view will vary depending on a user's privileges. Administrators can work in list view or cards view, and click the tab in the top right corner of the Users tab. 

The main Cloud Administrator will be able to see a list of all enterprises in the left pane and all users in the right pane because they have both the Manage enterprises and Manage users of all enterprises privilege and access to all enterprises through the default global administration scope.  

Screenshot: List view for Cloud Admin

The default Enterprise Administrator role only has access to their own enterprise and does not have the Manage enterprises or Manage users of all enterprises privileges. So this user will only see the users of their enterprise. If this enterprise admin is a basic reseller, with permission to switch enterprises, then they can log in to each of their enterprises in order to manage the users. 

A standard enterprise administrator with the additional Manage enterprises privilege will see their own enterprise in the left pane, and an edit button is displayed but the main purpose of this privilege level is to support resellers. A reseller administrator with the Manage enterprises privilege will be able to see all the enterprises in their scope. However, they will only be able to manage their own enterprise. 

A reseller user with an administration scope of more than one enterprise and the Manage enterprises and Manage users of all enterprises privileges can manage all the enterprises in their scope and the users of these enterprises too.