Chapter 4. Management of users on the Ceph dashboard

As a storage administrator, you can create, edit, and delete users with specific roles on the Red Hat Ceph Storage dashboard. Role-based access control is given to each user based on their roles and the requirements.

This section covers the following administrative tasks:

4.1. Creating users on the Ceph dashboard

You can create users on the Red Hat Ceph Storage dashboard with adequate roles and permissions based on their roles. For example, if you want the user to manage Ceph object gateway operations, then you can give rgw-manager role to the user.

Prerequisites

  • A running Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.
  • Dashboard is installed.
  • Admin level of access to the Dashboard.
Note

The Red Hat Ceph Storage Dashboard does not support any email verification when changing a users password. This behavior is intentional, because the Dashboard supports Single Sign-On (SSO) and this feature can be delegated to the SSO provider.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. Click the Dashboard Settings icon and then click User management.

    user management
  3. On Users tab, click Create.
  4. In the Create User window, set the Username and other parameters including the roles, and then click Create User.

    Create user window
  5. You get a notification that the user was created successfully.

Additional Resources

4.2. Editing users on the Ceph dashboard

You can edit the users on the Red Hat Ceph Storage dashboard. You can modify the user’s password and roles based on the requirements.

Prerequisites

  • A running Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.
  • Dashboard is installed.
  • Admin level of access to the Dashboard.
  • User created on the dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. Click the Dashboard Settings icon and then click User management.

    user management
  3. To edit the user, click the row.
  4. On Users tab, select Edit from the Edit drop-down menu.
  5. In the Edit User window, edit parameters like password and roles, and then click Edit User.

    Edit user window
    Note

    If you want to disable any user’s access to the Ceph dashboard, you can uncheck Enabled option in the Edit User window.

  6. You get a notification that the user was created successfully.

Additional Resources

4.3. Deleting users on the Ceph dashboard

You can delete users on the Ceph dashboard. Some users might be removed from the system. The access to such users can be deleted from the Ceph dashboard.

Prerequisites

  • A running Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.
  • Dashboard is installed.
  • Admin level of access to the Dashboard.
  • User created on the dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. Click the Dashboard Settings icon and then click User management.

    user management
  3. On Users tab, click the user you want to delete.
  4. select Delete from the Edit drop-down menu.
  5. In the Delete User dialog box, Click the Yes, I am sure box and then Click Delete User to save the settings.

    Delete user window

Additional Resources