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16.2. Creating and Managing Users

For the administrator, Red Hat Satellite provides an ability to create, modify, and remove users. Also, it is possible to configure access permissions through assigning roles to users or user groups.

16.2.1. Creating a User

The following steps show how to create a user:

Procedure 16.2. To Create a User:

  1. Navigate to AdministerUsers and then click New User.
  2. Enter the required details on the User tab.
  3. On the Locations tab, select the required locations for this user.
  4. On the Organizations tab, select the required organizations for this user.
  5. On the Roles tab, select the required roles for this user. Active roles are displayed in the right panel.
  6. Click Submit to create the user.

16.2.2. Editing a User

The following steps show how to edit details of an existing user:

Procedure 16.3. To Edit an Existing User:

  1. Navigate to AdministerUsers.
  2. Click the user name of the user to be altered. General information about the user will appear on the right.
  3. You can modify the user's username, first name, surname, email address, default location, default organization, language, and password in the User tab.
  4. You can modify the user's assigned locations in the Locations tab.
  5. You can modify the user's assigned organizations in the Organizations tab. If no organization is selected, the user can access all available organizations.
  6. You can modify the user's assigned roles in the Roles tab.
  7. Click Save to save your changes.

16.2.3. Assigning Roles to Users

By default, a new user has no roles assigned. The following procedure describes how to assign one or more roles to a user. You can select from predefined roles, or define a custom role as described in Section 16.3.1, “Creating a Role”. You can apply a similar procedure to user groups.

Procedure 16.4. To Assign a Role to a User:

  1. Navigate to AdministerUsers.
  2. Click the user name of the user that you want to modify. General information about the user appears on the right.
  3. Click the Roles tab to display the list of available role assignments.
  4. Select role you want to assign to the user in the Roles list. The list contains the predefined roles, as well as any custom roles, see Table 16.1, “Predefined Roles Available in Red Hat Satellite”. Alternatively, select the Administrator check box to assign all available permissions to the selected user.
  5. Click Save.
To view the roles assigned to any user, access the Roles tab as described in the first three steps of the above procedure. To remove a role, click the role name in the Selected items list in the Roles tab.

16.2.4. Removing Users

The following procedure describes how to remove an existing user.

Procedure 16.5. To Remove a User:

  1. On the main menu, click AdministerUsers to open the Users page.
  2. Click the Delete link to the right of the username you want to delete.
  3. In the alert box, click OK to delete the user.