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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: Question about domains/accounts/users
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:13:47 GMT
That does make sense...thanks, guys.

When we talk about a Root Admin, is that just a User in an Account that is
an Admin Type of Account in the Root Domain?


On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM, David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Mike Tutkowski
> <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm reviewing the info here about CS domains, accounts, and users:
> >
> > http://wiki.cloudstack.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=8224884
> >
> > Can someone provide me with a concrete example as to how a Cloud Service
> > Provider might use this scheme?  I'm just thinking an example like CSP 1
> > has 20 customers.  This CSP might make use of CS domains, accounts, and
> > users this way: <example>
> >
> > Thanks!
>
>
> Accounts are the lowest 'accounting' divisor. So thinking about
> billing and chargeback, and resource restrictions (or at least the
> lowest level of restrictions) , and that's the account level. Each
> account has one or more users. Users have access to the resources of
> the account.
>
> So if it's a public service provider:
>
> You might have general purpose /Users domain, and all of the small
> customers get lumped in there as accounts.
> You might also have a large customer, say, David's Cog Factory, and
> they want more granular approach, but still the ability to have
> 'enterprise-wide' (or in this case domain-wide) so they'd get their
> own domain (say /Cogs) and then they may want to further divy up
> resources, and have isolated resources for development, R&D, etc. So
> they might use subdomains for that (/Cogs/RandD and /Cogs/Dev) again
> with their own set of constraints. Within Cogs/Dev you might want each
> development team to have an account, and each developer to be a user.
>
> Make sense?
>
> --David
>



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