Characteristic Fridays 108 – Cloud Director Service Accounts

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Creating simpler account credential possession and constructing upon the current API token with OAuth requirements, VMware Cloud Director (VCD) v10.4 introduces Service Accounts, as a substitute for person accounts, which permits standalone entry for automation and third-party functions/instruments (e.g. plugins) to VMware Cloud Director. Service Accounts have entry through API solely and no UI entry. Service accounts might be created both in system or tenant context, nevertheless, solely the system directors by default can create them. In case a corporation administrator/person wants the flexibility to create Service Accounts for his or her group, then view and handle rights might be granted to permit this.

Utilizing this functionality Cloud Director directors and tenant directors can successfully grant service accounts the correct to third social gathering functions and integrations, making it far simpler to handle who’s executing duties by not utilizing a person account for such processes. This implies there aren’t any higher controls over who does what and accountability that may be seen within the UI or API over actions.

Watch this Characteristic Friday to know extra about Service Accounts and the way you should utilize them.

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