Escalate Private Cloud vCenter privileges from the CloudSimple portal

For administrative access to your Private Cloud vCenter, you can temporarily escalate your CloudSimple privileges. Using elevated privileges, you can install VMware solutions, add identity sources, and manage users.

New users can be created on the vCenter SSO domain and given access to vCenter. When you create new users, add them to the built-in CloudSimple groups for accessing vCenter. For more information, see CloudSimple Private Cloud permission model of VMware vCenter.

Caution

Don’t make any unnecessary configuration changes during the escalation period. Actions taken during the escalated period can adversely impact your system or cause your system to become unavailable.

Escalate privileges

  1. Access the CloudSimple portal.
  2. Open the Resources page and select the Private Cloud for which you want to escalate privileges.
  3. Near the bottom of the Summary page under Change vSphere privileges, click Escalate.

    Change vSphere privilege

  4. Select the vSphere user type. Only the CloudOwner@cloudsimple.local local user can be escalated.

  5. Select the escalate time interval from the drop-down. Choose the shortest period that will allow you to complete the task.

  6. Select the checkbox to confirm that you understand the risks.

    Escalate privilege dialog

  7. Click OK.

  8. The escalation process can take a couple of minutes. When complete, note the username of the escalated user and the escalation interval, and click OK.

The privilege escalation begins and lasts until the end of the selected interval.

Important

Only one user can have escalated privileges. You must de-escalate the user's privileges before you can escalate another user's privileges.

Extend privilege escalation

If you have escalated privileges for a specified interval and require additional time to complete some administrative tasks, you can extend the privilege escalation period.

  1. On the Resources > Private Clouds in the CloudSimple portal, select the Private Cloud for which you want to extend privilege escalation.

  2. Near the bottom of the Summary tab, click Extend privilege escalation.

    Extend privilege escalation

  3. Select an interval for the total escalation period.

  4. Click Save to extend the interval.

De-escalate privileges

Once your administrative tasks are complete, you should de-escalate your privileges.

  1. On the Resources > Private Clouds in the CloudSimple portal, select the Private Cloud for which you want to de-escalate privileges.

  2. Click De-escalate.

  3. Click OK.

Important

Don’t make any unnecessary configuration changes during the escalation period. Actions taken during the escalated period can adversely impact your system or cause your system to become unavailable.

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