Any active VMware Cloud Director user can access App Launchpad.
Service providers access the App Launchpad user interface from the VMware Cloud Director service provider admin portal. Tenant users access the App Launchpad user interface from the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
User Roles and Rights
The rights assigned to your user account in VMware Cloud Director define your user role in App Launchpad.
The following table lists App Launchpad roles and the associated VMware Cloud Director rights.
|App Launchpad User Role||Description||VMware Cloud Director Rights and Roles|
|PROVIDER_ADMIN||A service provider account that accesses App Launchpad from the VMware Cloud Director service provider admin portal.||Accessing all service provider capabilities of App Launchpad, requires the VMware Cloud Director System Administrator role.|
|TENANT_USER||A tenant user account that accesses App Launchpad from the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.||To deploy applications, the organization user must have the VMware Cloud Director vApp User role.
Following is a list of all VMware Cloud Director rights required to enable all capabilities of App Launchpad for tenant users:
|App-Launchpad-Service||This service role is used by the App Launchpad back-end system and contains all VMware Cloud Director rights related to the App Launchpad capabilities.
During the command-line configuration of App Launchpad with VMware Cloud Director, the alp connect script creates a service account user for the back end of App Launchpad if such account does not exist in VMware Cloud Director.
Later, during the initial configuration of App Launchpad through the VMware Cloud Director service provider admin portal, App Launchpad creates the service role named App-Launchpad-Service. App Launchpad assigns the role to the service account user that is created during the configuration of App Launchpad.
|The App-Launchpad-Service role is automatically created and assigned with the following VMware Cloud Director rights: