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Help in understanding Users and Groups in vCAC 6.0

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I'd like help in understanding how to add users and groups.  How do I add normal users and groups of users to vCac to consume the catalog items?  I do not want to make these users administrators of any kind, I simply want them to login and be consumers of the resources that we have setup using the blueprints.

I see two places to add users:

1) After logging in as a tenant admin, under the "Administration > Groups | Users" tabs, but this only lets me add administrative roles to these users or groups.

2) Under the Business group section "Users>" however I cannot seem to add any AD groups, only users one at a time.

Where am I supposed to add these user groups and what permissions do they need to have to spin up VMs?

Our scenario is very basic.  We don't currently want requests to go to an approver before the VM spins up, we'd like the "VM requests" to automatically be approved and spun up immediately. Using vCac 6.0.

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jddias
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You don't need to add users to your tenant if they are in the Identity Store (AD, LDAP, etc).  You simply authorize them to service, catalog items and actions via Entitlements... However they must be a member of a BG for entitlements. 

There is currently a bug where user groups do not appear when you type the names of the groups in the search - but you can still input the name of the user group and that group will become a member of the business group.

Visit my blog for vCloud Management tips and tricks - http://www.storagegumbo.com

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jddias
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You don't need to add users to your tenant if they are in the Identity Store (AD, LDAP, etc).  You simply authorize them to service, catalog items and actions via Entitlements... However they must be a member of a BG for entitlements. 

There is currently a bug where user groups do not appear when you type the names of the groups in the search - but you can still input the name of the user group and that group will become a member of the business group.

Visit my blog for vCloud Management tips and tricks - http://www.storagegumbo.com

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Have  a look at this post at my blog

http://vzare.com/2014/01/31/vcloud-automation-center-6-0-vcac-6-0publish-blueprints-configure-servic...

You may not need to review below link but it is good to have

http://vzare.com/2014/02/02/vcloud-automation-center-6-0-vcac-6-0-creating-and-configuring-approval-...

Hope it helps,

Preetam

With Great Regards,