Abiquo 5.2

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Abiquo enables administrators to control the visibility of certain UI elements. This is done through UI configuration and through privileges.

UI configuration

Examples of UI configuration, use properties in client-config-custom.json:

  • Hide links in footer for About and Support,
  • Display an extra icon in the top menu bar

See Configure Abiquo UI

Configuration view

 Examples of UI element visibility in Configuration View:

  • Abiquo Reports icon configuration. To control visibility for users, assign Allow access to reports privilege
  • Documentation icon configuration
  • Display Users view icon
  • Display Hard disks tab in VM configuration. To control visibility for users, assign Manage virtual machine hard disks privilege

Privileges and views

The Abiquo system of roles and privileges ensures that the platform only displays what the user can access.

To enter each of the main Abiquo views, the user requires a privilege. See Configure the main menu button bar

For full details of privileges, see Manage Roles and Privileges

Cloud Admin access

The Cloud Admin has a full set of icons on the main menu bar. The Cloud Admin can create enterprises and users, and manage roles and scopes.

Enterprise Admin access

By default, the Enterprise Admin can manage resources for their tenant or tenants. As an example, if you decide to allow the tenant admin to manage users, then you can give them access to the Users view, but they will have limited access. For example, you can allow them to administer users of their own tenant only, without privileges to manage roles and scopes.

User access

By default, the Cloud User role has only the most basic icons of the menu. This user cannot access the other views, including the Users view.

Enterprise viewer role

At a user level, the default Enterprise viewer role is for a "read only" user of Abiquo and the privileges assigned to this role enable the user to view virtual resources at a basic cloud user level.  

Privileges and access to UI features

The following privileges are some examples of how to control the display and use of specific features:

  • Apps library
    • Download VM templates from remote repository (for enterprise administrators)
  • Username menu
    • Manage provider credentials for public cloud providers (for enterprise administrators)
    • Manage user applications for API client applications (for users)
  • VM default credentials privileges button
    • Retrieve default template credentials (for users)
  • VM initial password button
    • Retrieve virtual machine initial password (of all accessible VMs)
  • Restricted virtual appliances
    • View restricted VApps and VMs

For full details of privileges, see Privileges

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