11.6. Users Operations

Users can be added or removed from the system, 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 servers, 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.

11.6.1. Adding Users and Groups

Existing users must be added to the Administration Portal before being assigned roles.

Adding Users

  1. Click the Users tab. The list of authorized users for Red Hat Gluster Storage Console displays.
  2. Click Add. The Add Users and Groups dialog box displays.
    Add Users and Groups Dialog Box

    Figure 11.4. Add Users and Groups Dialog Box

  3. The default Search domain displays. If there are multiple 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 Red Hat Gluster Storage; Red Hat Gluster Storage Console 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 11.1. Assigning a user permissions to use a particular server

To assign a user to a particular server, use the Permissions tab on the Details pane of the selected server.

To view general user information:

  1. Click the Users tab. The list of authorized users for Red Hat Gluster Storage Console 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.

11.6.2. Removing Users

A system administrator will need to remove users, for example, when they leave the company.

To remove a user:

  1. Click the Users tab. The list of authorized users for Red Hat Gluster Storage Console displays.
    Users Tab

    Figure 11.5. Users Tab

  2. Select the user to be removed.
  3. Click the Remove button. A message displays prompting you to confirm the removal.
  4. Click OK.
  5. The user is removed from Red Hat Gluster Storage Console.

Note

All user information is read from the Directory Service. Removing a user from the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console system deletes the record in the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console database, denying the user the ability to log on to the console. It removes the association in the Directory Service between the console and the user. All other user properties remain intact.