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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 user - When you create a user, you assign a name and create a password.
  • Create a tenant - When you create a tenant, you assign a name and specify the connector associated with the device(s) on which the cloud resources are hosted. (The system creates and associates a custom role to the new tenant.)
  • Associate the user with the with the new tenant's role - You associate a user with a tenant to provide that user specific access to cloud resources and self-service customized applications from the catalog.

Creating a tenant

You create a tenant to provide access to customized cloud resources and applications.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Cloud.
  3. Hover on the Tenants header, and click the + icon when it appears. The panel expands to display fields for the new tenants details.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Address, Phone, and Email fields, type optional contact information for this tenant.
  8. Click the Save button.
BIG-IQ Cloud creates a role for this cloud tenant. You can now create a user for this role to provide access to applications and services.

Creating a user

A user is an individual who will access specific resources.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Cloud.
  3. Hover on the Users header, and click the + icon when it appears.
  4. In the Username field, type the user name.
  5. 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.
  6. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type the password for the new user.
  7. Click the Add button.
You can now associate this user with a tenant to provide access to associated resources and self-service applications.

Associating a user with a role

Before you associate a user with a tenant, you must create a tenant and then add a user.
You associate user with a tenant to provide that user specific access to cloud resources and self-service applications.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Cloud.
  3. In the Users panel, click the 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.

Disassociating a user from a role

Use this procedure to disassociate a user from an assigned role.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Users.
  3. Click the name of the user you want to edit.
  4. For the User Roles property, delete the user role that you want to disassociate from this user.
  5. Click the Save button to save your changes.
This user no longer has the privileges associated with the role you deleted.
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