Create and Assign Groups

Overview

A CloudCenter Suite user must belong to at least one group to be able to view resources authorized for that group. A user without a group can only view the landing page and not be able to navigate anywhere else!  

The Groups List Page

When you navigate to the Groups page from the Suite Admin Dashboard, you see a summary of configured groups at the top of the page which displays the following details:

  • The total number of CloudCenter Suite groups

  • The total number of Suite Admin groups

  • The total number of Workload Manager groups

  • The total number of Action Orchestrator groups

  • The total number of Cost Optimizer groups

  • The total number of cross-module groups – groups with access to multiple CloudCenter Suite modules.

Any user who is a member of the Suite Admin, Product Admin, or Module Admin groups are identified by the admin icon attached to their profile display. 

The Groups column identifies the groups to which each admin belongs. 

The Group Name column displays Default next to each out-of-box, predefined group.

Default Suite Admin Groups

Two default groups are available to the suite administrator out-of-box:

  • The suite administrator group

  • The tenant admin group

Default Module Groups

When the suite administrator installs any module, additional, default out-of-box groups become available. These groups vary based on the module.

It is the responsibility of the module admins to administer and leverage the functionality of these module-level, default groups. 

By installing the module, the suite administrator:

  • Automatically inherits the module admin role.
  • Can add three more module admins.

A module administrator role allows the module admin to monitor and manage the module.

Assign a User to a Group

When you add a user to the CloudCenter Suite, you must assign the user to at least one group to ensure that the user can view resources at a minimum. 

To assign a user to a group, follow this procedure.

  1. Navigate to the Suite Admin Dashboard > Users page and verify that the user is listed in the Users page.

  2. Navigate to the Groups page.

  3. Locate and click the group to which you want to add this user.

  4. Assign the newly added user to the group.

Promote a User to be a Suite Admin

A suite administrator can promote any user to the Suite Administrator group!

To assign a user to a group, follow the procedure listed in the Assign a User to a Group section above. 

Assign a Tenant Administrator to a Group

A Tenant Administrator can promote any user to the Tenant Administrator group!

To assign a user to the Tenant Administrator group, follow the procedure listed in the Assign a User to a Group section above. 

Assign a Module Administrator to a Group

A Module Admin can promote any user to the Module Admin group!

To assign a user to the Module Admin group, follow the procedure listed in the Assign a User to a Group section above. 

Group Actions

On the Groups list page, the Actions column displays a dropdown list of actions that each group member can perform based on group membership and permissions. The list display begins with the available Suite Admin action for this group followed by the module-level actions. 

The following table identifies the actions available at the Suite Level.

Suite-Level ActionsDescription

Manage Users


Group members with suite administrator permissions and/or tenant adminitrator permissions for the tenant can manage user membership by associating users to this group. See Create and Manage Users for additional context.

Delete Group
Manage Roles

This action is only visible for custom groups. It is not available for Default, pre-defined groups.

Users with suite administrator or tenant administrator permissions can associate roles for each module by assigning those roles to this group. See Understand Roles for additional context.

Module-Level Actions

This is a fluid list based on which module-specific actions were made available for each tenant, user, and module. See Manage Module-Specific Content for additional details.


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