Creating a tenant account

You must create at least one tenant account to control access to the storage in your StorageGRID Webscale system.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Select Tenants.
    The Tenant Accounts page appears.


    Tenant Accounts page

  2. Click Create.
    Step 1 - Create Tenant Account appears.
    Screenshot of Step 1 - Create Tenant Account
  3. Create the tenant account.
    1. In the Display Name text box, enter the display name for this tenant account.
      When the tenant account is created, it receives a unique, numeric Account ID; for this reason, display names are not required to be unique.
    2. Select the client protocol that will be used by this tenant account, either S3 or Swift.
    3. Uncheck the Uses Own Identity Source checkbox if this tenant account will use the identity source that was configured for the Grid Management Interface. See "Configuring identity federation" for more information.
      If this checkbox is selected (default), you must configure a unique identity source for this tenant if you want to use identity federation for tenant groups and users. See the StorageGRID Webscale Tenant Administrator Guide for instructions.
    4. Uncheck the Allow Platform Services checkbox if you want to prevent the tenant from using platform services for S3 buckets.
      Attention: StorageGRID Webscale 11.0 includes the initial release of platform services. CloudMirror replication, notifications, and search integration are currently appropriate only for specific situations and workloads. You must contact your NetApp representative if you want to use the initial release of these services.
      If platform services are enabled, a tenant can use features, such as CloudMirror replication, that access external services. You might want to disable the use of these features to limit the amount of network bandwidth or other resources a tenant consumes. See "Managing platform services" in the StorageGRID Webscale Tenant Administrator Guide for more information.
    5. Optionally, enter the maximum number of gigabytes, terabytes, or petabytes that you want to make available for this tenant's objects in the Storage Quota text box. Then, select the units from the drop-down list.

      Leave this field blank if you want this tenant to have an unlimited quota.

      Note: ILM copies and erasure coding do not contribute to the amount of quota used. If the quota is exceeded, the tenant account cannot create new objects.
    6. In the Tenant Root User Password section, enter a password for the tenant account's root user.
    7. Click Save.
      The tenant account is created, and Step 2 - Configure Tenant Account appears.
      Screenshot of Step 2 - Configure Tenant Account
  4. Decide whether to configure the tenant account now or later, as follows:
    • If you are ready to specify who can access the new tenant account, go to step 5.
    • If you or someone else will configure the new tenant later, go to step 7.
  5. Click the Sign in as root button.

    A green check mark appears on the button, indicating that you are now signed in to the tenant account as the root user.


    Sign in as root
  6. Specify who can access the Tenant Management Interface.
    1. If you want to set up an identity source for the tenant, select Identity Federation.
      Note: This link appears only if you left the Uses Own Identity Source checkbox selected in step 3.
      The Identity Federation page for the opens on a new tab. To complete this page, see the instructions in the StorageGRID Webscale Tenant Administrator Guide.
    2. If you want to configure the groups who can access the tenant, select Groups.
      The Groups page for the Tenant Management Interface opens on a new tab. To complete this page, see the instructions in the StorageGRID Webscale Tenant Administrator Guide.
    3. If you want to configure local users who can access the tenant, select Users.
      If you are using federated groups, you do not need to configure users.
      The Users page for the Tenant Management Interface opens on a new tab. To complete this page, see the instructions in the StorageGRID Webscale Tenant Administrator Guide.
  7. Click Finish.
    The dialog closes. To access the Tenant Management Interface later, select Tenants from the menu, click the Sign in link, and sign in. Or, provide the URL for the Sign in link and the root user password to the tenant account’s administrator.