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From Pranav Saxena <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] - Deletion of Users within the Admin account
Date Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:13:32 GMT
Hi Chip ,

This issue has been fixed in asf/master at both the UI and API layers (CLOUDSTACK-1941) .
Now , if you think that we should support the same functionality in 4.1 as well , then myself
and Alena can back-port our fixes to 4.1 from master. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Alena Prokharchyk 
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 11:12 PM
Cc: Pranav Saxena
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] - Deletion of Users within the Admin account


1) "System" user is always identified by the cloud.user DB id=1 (hardcoded in interface).
This user is never exposed via API, you can't remove it - the checks are already in place
for it.

2) For users of "admin" account, currently there is no direct way to tell if the user was
added by the system, or using API call. We can't rely on name "admin" as it's not reserved
name and renaming is also allowed.

I think for upgrade we can rely on the cloud.user db id - expect it to be "system_user_db_id
+ 1" as we know that 2 users come with the default cloudStack install.


On 4/9/13 10:02 AM, "Chip Childers" <> wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 09:56:37AM -0700, Alena Prokharchyk wrote:
>> We should allow to delete any CS users except for ones that came as a 
>>part  of cloudStack installation ("system" and "admin" users). The 
>>users you've  created using API, should be allowed to be removed no 
>>matter of their  types.
>+1 to this in general terms.  Not sure about requiring a change like
>this for 4.1.0 though.
>> The right way to distinguish between system generated users, and 
>> users created using APIs would be introducing the flag in the cloud.users DB.
>Do you have any thoughts on how we would correctly identify these 
>account in existing installs?

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