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Characteristic Fridays 108 – Cloud Director Service Accounts

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

Utilizing this functionality Cloud Director directors and tenant directors can successfully grant service accounts the fitting to third celebration 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 grasp extra about Service Accounts and the way you should use them.


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