Setting up workspaces and users in the Cloud Central account

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When you log in to Cloud Manager for the first time, you’re prompted to create a NetApp Cloud Central account. This account provides multi-tenancy and enables you to organize users and resources in isolated workspaces.

Set up your Cloud Central account so users can access Cloud Manager and access the working environments in a workspace. Just add a single user or add multiple users and workspaces.

Adding workspaces

In Cloud Manager, workspaces enable you to isolate a set of working environments from other working environments and from other users. For example, you can create two workspaces and associate separate users with each workspace.

  1. Click Account Settings.

    A screenshot that shows the Account Settings option in the top banner of Cloud Manager.

  2. Click Workspaces.

  3. Click Add New Workspace.

  4. Enter a name for the workspace and click Add.

After you finish

You can now associate users and Connectors with the workspace.

Adding users

Associate Cloud Central users with the Cloud Central account so those users can create and manage working environments in Cloud Manager.

  1. If the user has not already done so, ask the user to go to NetApp Cloud Central and sign up.

  2. In Cloud Manager, click Account Settings.

  3. In the Users tab, click Associate User.

  4. Enter the user’s email address and select a role for the user:

    • Account Admin: Can perform any action in Cloud Manager.

    • Workspace Admin: Can create and manage resources in assigned workspaces.

  5. If you selected Workspace Admin, select one or more workspaces to associate with that user.

    A screenshot that shows how to associate a user by selecting a role and the associated workspaces.

  6. Click Associate User.


The user should receive an email from NetApp Cloud Central titled "Account Association." The email includes the information needed to access Cloud Manager.

Associating Workspace Admins with workspaces

You can associate Workspace Admins with additional workspaces at any time. Associating the user enables them to create and view the working environments in that workspace.

  1. Click Account Settings.

  2. Click the action menu in the row that corresponds to the user.

    A screenshot that shows the action menu that is available when hovering over a user’s name in the Users table.

  3. Click Manage Workspaces.

  4. Select one or more workspaces and click Apply.


The user can now access those workspaces from Cloud Manager, as long as the Connector was also associated with the workspaces.

Associating Connectors with workspaces

You need to associate a Connector with workspaces so Workspace Admins can use those Connectors to create Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems.

If you only have Account Admins, then associating the Connector with workspaces isn’t required. Account Admins have the ability to access all workspaces in Cloud Manager by default.

  1. Click Account Settings.

  2. Click Connector.

  3. Click Manage Workspaces for the Connector that you want to associate.

  4. Select one or more workspaces and click Apply.


Workspace Admins can now use those Connectors to create Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems.

What’s next?

Now that you’ve set up your account, you can manage it any time by removing users, managing workspaces, Connectors, and subscriptions. Learn more.