5.3. Users Operations

Users can be added or removed from the system, and assigned roles, and given permissions to various objects, enabling them to effectively perform their required work. The Users Details pane displays information on the status and privileges of users, enabling the system administrator to assign or change roles, allot virtual machines, set up event notifications and allocate Directory Service groups. Because of the level of detail that is possible, a multi-level administration system can be defined.

Note

Login to the system is verified against the Directory Service records of the organization.

5.3.1. Adding Users and Groups

Existing users must be added to the Administration Portal before being assigned roles, or allotted desktops.

Adding Users

  1. Click the Users tab. The list of authorized users for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform displays.
  2. Click Add. The Add Users and Groups dialog box displays.
    Add Users and Groups Dialog Box

    Figure 5.4. Add Users and Groups Dialog Box


  3. The default Search domain displays. If there are more than one search domains, select the appropriate search domain. Enter a name or part of a name in the search text field, and click GO. Alternatively, click GO to view a list of all users and groups.
  4. Select the group, user or users check boxes. The added user displays on the Users tab.
Viewing User Information
Users are not created from within the platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager accesses user information from the organization's Directory Service. This means that you can only assign roles to users who already exist in your Directory Services domain. To assign permissions to users, use the Permissions tab on the Details pane of the relevant resource.

Example 5.1. Assigning a user permissions to use a particular virtual machine

To assign a user to a particular virtual machine, use the Permissions tab on the Details pane of the selected virtual machine. See Section 6.5, “Managing Permissions to Virtual Machines”.

To view general user information:

  1. Click the Users tab. The list of authorized users for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform displays.
  2. Select the user, or perform a search if the user is not visible on the results list.
  3. The Details pane displays for the selected user, usually with the General tab displaying general information, such as the domain name, email and status of the user.
  4. The other tabs allow you to view groups, permissions, and events for the user.
    For example, to view the groups to which the user belongs, click the Directory Groups tab.