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Manual Chapter: Cloud Tenant Management
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About creating cloud tenants

As a cloud administrator, you create tenants and allocate resources to them in the form of iApps application templates. Tenants can then self-deploy the customized application templates to easily define network and application services for several devices, without requiring them to perform complicated networking procedures.

The process of providing resources for a tenant includes these tasks:

  • Create a tenant - When you create a tenant, BIG-IQ Cloud creates a unique role for the tenant and populates it in the Role panel.
  • Create a user - When you create a user, you assign a user name and a password.
  • Associate a user with a tenant's role - You associate a user with a tenant to provide that user access to pre-defined cloud resources in the form of self-service customized applications.

Creating a tenant

For OpenStack tenants, you must provide admin user privileges to the tenant and the project before they can access to cloud resources.
You create a tenant to provide access to customized cloud resources and applications.
  1. Hover on the Tenants header, and click the + icon when it appears. The panel expands to display fields for the new tenants details.
  2. In the Name and Description fields, type a name and an optional description for this tenant. The name can consist of a combination of numbers and symbols, but cannot contain any spaces.
  3. From the Available Connectors list, select the connector associated with the resources that you are going to provide to this tenant. To add another connector, click the plus (+) sign and select it from the additional Available Connectors list.
  4. If you want to associate this tenant with an existing role, select the role from the Role list; otherwise, leave Create New Role selected to have BIG-IQ Cloud create a new role associated with this specific tenant.
  5. In the Address, Phone, and Email fields, type optional contact information for this tenant.
  6. Click the Save button.
If you elected to have BIG-IQ Cloud create a new role for this cloud tenant, the new role displays in the Roles panel. You can now associate a user with this tenant to provide access to applications and services.

Creating a user

A user is an individual who will access specific resources.
  1. Hover on the User header, and click the + icon when it appears.
  2. In the Full Name field, type a name to identify this user. The full name can contain a combination of symbols, letters, numbers and spaces.
  3. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type the password for the new user.
  4. Click the Add button.
You can now associate this user with an existing tenant to provide access to pre-defined cloud resources.

Associating a user with a tenant's role

Before you associate a user with a tenant's role, you must first create the tenant. You can associate multiple users with a tenant's role.
You associate user with a tenant's role to provide that user specific access to cloud resources in the form of self-service applications.
In the Users panel, click the user name that you want to associate with a role and drag and drop it onto that role, in the Roles panel. This user now has access to all of the resources defined for the associated role.
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