Exercise 1.8 - Explore Group and User Access Controls

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Exercise 1.8 - Explore Group and User Access Controls

Exercise Description

This exercise is designed to provide an understanding of Red Hat CloudForms group controls and access controls.

Section 1: Explore Access Control

Step 1. Go to Administrator (in the top right corner of the screen) → Configuration and select the Access Control accordion.

Configuration Dashboard

Access Control

Step 2. Add a role by modifying a copy of an existing role:

Step 3. Select RolesEvmRole-user.

EvmRole-user Role

Step 4. Click (Configuration), then click (Copy).

EvmRole-user Copy Role

Step 5. Enter the following details.

EvmRole-user Add Role

Section 2: Add a group

Step 1. Select Groups.

Step 2. Click (Configuration), then click (Add).

Step 3. For Description, enter Consumer1-Group.

Step 4. For Role, select Consumer-Role.

Step 5. For Project/Tenant, select Red Hat.

Step 6. Click Add.

Add Group

Section 3: Add a user:

Step 1. Select Users.

Step 2. Click (Configuration), then click (Add).

Step 3. Select Consumer-Group for Group and click Add.

Add User

Section 4: Account Verification

Step 1. In the top right corner, click Administrator | EVM and select Logout.


Instead of logging in and out of the admin account to do this, you can open a new browser or a “private” or “incognito” window in the same browser.

Step 2. Log in to CloudForms as the consumer user with the password you set.

Step 3. Observe that the default dashboard is different from the administrator dashboard.

Step 4. This dashboard has a different set of widgets and fewer selections in the left bar (Cloud Intelligence, Services, Compute, and Settings).

Step 5. Explore the data provided.

Customer-Group User

This data is more specific and targeted to end users.

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