CloudCenter supports a multi-tenant model where each enterprise/department can be modeled as a tenant. All tenants within a cloud region or datacenter can use CloudCenter's multi-tenant, multi‐user architecture and only requires at least oneand one per cloud region or datacenter.
Tenants have a single root hierarchical tree structure. Each tenant has its' own set of users. When CloudCenter is first installed, it is set up with one root tenant and one root tenant user. This root tenant user is the root administrator and is referred to as the CloudCenter platform administrator. CloudCenter customers must designate an administrative-level user as the CloudCenter platform administrator.
Tenants get complete independence with respect to managing their. CloudCenter treats tenants as independent organizations, each served by tenant administrator.
Users within a tenant can collaborate with each other.
Users in Tenant A cannot collaborate with users in Tenant B and vice versa.
Tenant Profile Information
Tenant administrators can change their profile by accessing the Admin > Tenant Information> Edit Tenant Information page.
The following screenshot shows the Edit Tenant Information page.
See the following links for additional details:
See Account Details for additional details.
Admins can configure a different activation profile based on a user-provided promotion code (at sign up time)
In the Edit Tenant Information page, identify the following information:
Activation Reference Code: Identify the activation code or rules (Add Activation Rule)
Select Activation Profile: Select from a list of pre-configured profiles.
In the Admin Console configuration – see
Activation Profiles Reference: Identify an attribute in your metadata to pick an associated activation profile instead of the default profile.
CloudCenter offers the administrator the option to define default security groups for each user in the tenant. These security groups are defined by firewall rules that are applied to all VMs launched by each user in the tenant. To activate this option, check the checkbox under the Firewall Settings heading: Create default security groups for users in this Tenant, as shown in the following screenshot.
When this check box is checked, the Firewall Settings section expands and shows a second check box which is checked by default, and an area to add the firewall rules defining the security groups. The following screenshot shows this second checkbox and options.
The Allow launched VMs to communicate with each other check box allows all VMs launched by a user to communicate with each other on all ports across all deployments for that user. This feature is only supported on Amazon, OpenStack, and Google clouds. Unchecking this check box puts the onus on users to set up inter-node communication for their respective deployments.
The Firewall Rules section lets you specify multiple firewall rules that will apply to all VMs launched by all users in the tenant. Each rule applies to one cloud region at a time. Entering the required fields and clicking Add Rule causes the new firewall rule to be added below.
Note that additional firewall rules may be defined for each tier of an application in the Application Tier Properties section of the Topology Modeler tab of the Application Profiles form. And additional firewall rules can be defined in Security Profiles which may be selected by the user when Deploying an Application. See Security and Firewall Rules for additional context.
User Password Rules
Reset passwords for tenant users or prevent all tenant users from resetting their own passwords.
Require users to configure passwords that meet the following requirements:
Rule Default Type Minimum length for password 8 Character limit scroll bar Valid for days 8 Character limit scroll bar No (unchecked) Check box Require at least one uppercase character No (unchecked) Check box Require at least one lowercase character No (unchecked) Check box Require at least one digit No (unchecked) Check box Require at least one special character No (unchecked) Check box
User Email Settings
Check the Disable all email notifications check box to disable all email notifications for the tenant owner as well as all users in this tenant.
You can set up your SMTP mail server to use CCM to send emails by configuring this self-explanatory section in the CCM UI's > Admin > Tenant Information page or in the Mail Properties Management APIs.
The CloudCenter platform does not support TLS ports. The CloudCenter platform only supports SSL ports to configure SMTP mail servers.
Tenants administrators can setup additional sub‐tenants and can control the following information for each sub-tenant: