dscottimw
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Orchestrator Security and Authentication

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I have installed Orchestrator on a vm that is separate from my vCenter servers ( have several and some of them are linked).  When I did the install I set it up to use AD for authentication.  I assigned a group to which I am a member as the administrative group.  Now I want to grant access to another group so they can manage their own workflows etc.  They have rights in vCenter to manipulate vm's in a particular cluster.  They can login to vCenter with no issues and work with their vm's.  However when they attempt to login to the orchestrator client they are denied. 

I am using ESXi 5, vCenter 5 update 1, and Orchestrator 4.2.1 build 555.

Is there another place I'm suposed to set permissions for this group so they can be "users"?

Thanks

Dan

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igaydajiev
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Not sure if you have already done it but you also need to specify the access rights for the new group in context of vCO.

Go to "My Orchestrator/Permissions" click "Add Access Rights" and search for the new group that you want to add.

Specify the Access Rights and click "Select".

vCOPermissions.png

You can also take a look here http://communities.vmware.com/message/1616865.

Hope this helps!

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igorstoyanov
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It looks like you have setup admin group but have you set up a "Group Lookup Base" or a "User Lookup Base" as explained in the documentation:

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.vco_install_config.doc_42/GUID344A8F13-5D...

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dscottimw
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Thanks Igor for the reply.  I do have both a group base and user base configured.  I've had them since day one.  Any other thoughts?

Also I'm not using ssl or the global catalog.

Dan Scotti
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igaydajiev
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Not sure if you have already done it but you also need to specify the access rights for the new group in context of vCO.

Go to "My Orchestrator/Permissions" click "Add Access Rights" and search for the new group that you want to add.

Specify the Access Rights and click "Select".

vCOPermissions.png

You can also take a look here http://communities.vmware.com/message/1616865.

Hope this helps!

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dscottimw
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Thanks igaydajiev.   That was what I was missing.  I had added them under Authorizations not My Orchestator. 

Dan Scotti
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