To define how a user can work with resources, each user has a role with a group of privileges that allow access to different cloud features. You can create roles for each group of users such as cloud administrators, resellers, tenant administrators, standard users, and so on.
In addition, to define the resources that a user can view, access, and administer, each user also has an administration scope. And the user's enterprise has a list of allowed datacenters and public cloud regions that users can work in.
You can match user roles to OpenID, AD, or LDAP groups and when the platform will automatically create users and assign them the matching roles.
For information about the Abiquo concepts of enterprises and users, see Users in the Abiquo Walkthrough.
To manage roles, go to Users → Roles. By default, you will see the Global roles that are available to all enterprises and the platform will display them with "(Global)" after the name. To display the enterprise roles that belong to a specific enterprise, select the enterprise.
A user can only have one role, but a role can be associated with multiple OpenID, AD, or LDAP groups. To clone a role, click the clone button. By default the new role will have "Copy:" added to its name, for example, "Copy: CLOUD_ADMIN".
To create or modify a role:
The name of the role. Local roles in different enterprises can have the same names
The enterprise that a local role belongs to
Make this role global
To create a global role that can be used in all enterprises, mark the Make this role global checkbox.
|Allowed CIDRs||Optional: to create a default list of network addresses from which users with this role can access the platform, enter Allowed CIDRs. You can also set allowed CIDRs for a scope. The user will inherit the role and scope CIDRs. Any allowed CIDRs set directly for the user will have priority over these inherited allowed CIDRs.|
The corresponding external roles, e.g. LDAP group, for the user. Required in external authentication modes (openid, ldap). A user's external roles must map to a single role (local or global). See LDAP and Active Directory Integration and Abiquo OpenID Connect Integration. You can also set external scopes.
After you create or clone a role, select the role name in the list and edit the privileges as required, then click Save.
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