By enabling or disabling VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for a tenant organization, you control the access of organization users to VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.

When you enable VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for a VMware Cloud Director organization for the first time, an equivalent group is created in the underlying storage platform. The group in the storage platform is the equivalent of a VMware Cloud Director organization. Initially, the group does not contain any users. When an organization user of VMware Cloud Director creates a bucket and uploads an object to VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for the first time, a storage user is created in the corresponding group in the storage platform.

When you disable VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for a VMware Cloud Director organization, the organization users cannot access VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, but the buckets and objects that the users created are retained.

If you disable and delete an organization user from VMware Cloud Director, the storage user remains active and the object storage data is retained in the storage platform. When you delete an organization user from VMware Cloud Director, you can transfer only the VMware Cloud Director resources to another organization user. To clean up the object storage data of a deleted organization user, use the storage management console.

To restore the access to the resources for the organization users, enable VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.