14.6. User Authorization

14.6.1. User Authorization Model

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization applies authorization controls based on the combination of the three components:
  • The user performing the action
  • The type of action being performed
  • The object on which the action is being performed

14.6.2. User Actions

For an action to be successfully performed, the user must have the appropriate permission for the object being acted upon. Each type of action corresponds to a permission. There are many different permissions in the system, so for simplicity:

Figure 14.3. Actions


Some actions are performed on more than one object. For example, copying a template to another storage domain will impact both the template and the destination storage domain. The user performing an action must have appropriate permissions for all objects the action impacts.