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Abiquo 4.7

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You can configure your user account from the username menu. The menu options will depend on the platform configuration.

To access the username menu, click on your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Username menu to configure your user account

Tip: To disable this menu for all users, go to Configuration → Security, and deselect the option to "Allow user to change their password".

Edit your user account details

To edit your user account, click on the user name or icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and select the Edit user option from the pull-down menu.

Abiquo recommends that you change your password and update your user details, especially your email address and telephone number, which can be used for notifications and authentication.

You can also add your public key for access to deployed virtual machines.

Enable two factor authentication

Your platform may offer or require two-factor authentication (2fa) to improve user login security with an additional authentication code. For platform configuration instructions, see Configure two factor authentication.

Before you begin:

  • To use Google Authenticator to obtain the codes, install the Google Authenticator app on your cell phone. 
  • To use email authentication to obtain the codes, check that you have a valid email address in your user account on the platform.

To enable two-factor authentication for your user account, do these steps:

  1. Click on the name or icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and in the username menu, select Two-factor authentication.
    From the username menu, select enable two-factor authentication
  2. Select the authentication method and click Enable
  3. Copy the backup codes from the bottom left-hand corner of the configuration window to a secure place. You can use these codes to log in to the platform if the authentication cycle fails
    • The platform will display backup codes ONCE only
  4. Authenticate according to your selected method
    • For Google Authenticator, use the Google Authenticator app on your cell phone to scan the QR code. Google will supply a verification code in the app. During login, the platform will request the authentication code from the app. Enter the code in the field below the password
    • For email, during login, every time you enter your user name and password to log in, a code will be sent to the email address registered in your Abiquo user account. Enter the code on the login dialog

Screenshot: Enabling two factor authentication

Two-factor authentication popup to select authentication method

Screenshot: Two factor authentication with backup codes (left) and QR code (middle)

Example of backup codes and QR code for two-factor authentication

Screenshot: Login with two-factor authenticationLogin with two-factor authentication

Edit public cloud credentials for your enterprise

To work with a public cloud region, each enterprise should have its own public cloud account for the cloud provider. All the users in the tenant will work with this same account. 

Before you begin:

  1. Check your provider's documentation and pricing. 
  2. Obtain credentials to access the cloud provider's API. We provide the following basic guides but you should always check with your provider. See Obtain public cloud credentials
  3. Check that the public cloud region you wish to use is available in your environment.

Privilege: Manage provider credentials

To add public cloud credentials:

  1. Go to Users → edit enterprise → Credentials → Public
  2. Enter the credentials as described here

    ProviderSelect public cloud provider or vCloud Director region
    Access key ID

    Identity to access the cloud provider API. For example, a username, API access key ID, subscription ID and certificate, or another account identifier. For DigitalOcean v2, the platform does not use this field but you need to write something in to enable the button Add account after.

    For Azure, the format is subscription-id#app-id#tenant-id

    Secret access keyKey to access the cloud provider API. For example, an API key or other API credential.

    For DigitalOcean v2 enter the token.

    Also use for pricingUse this credential to access pricing data in the provider. For example, to get hardware profile prices from AWS. For Azure, add a separate pricing credential.
    Current credentialsProvider credentials that are already in the platform
  3. Click Add account. The platform will validate your credentials with the cloud provider and save them
  4. Finish editing the enterprise and click Save

Add an application for OAuth

The option to Manage applications for using the API with OAuth will display on the username menu if you have the appropriate privilege. 

From this menu users can view keys, inspect the privileges assigned to the application, and delete the application.

Privilege: Manage user applications

To add an OAuth application:

  1. Click on the user icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to open the username menu 
  2. Select Manage applications
  3. Click the + button
  4. Enter the details of the application
    Popup to add application for OAuth authentication
  5. To set the privileges of the application, go to Privileges. By default, all of the user's privileges are selected for the application. We recommend that you go to Privileges and unselect any unnecessary privileges
    Add privileges to OAuth applications
  6. Click Save

Abiquo will add the new application to the applications list and display the API key and an API secret key. Copy the API key and API secret key to a safe place.

View keys and privileges assigned to OAuth application