Personas describe types of system users, aligned with real people and their functions within the organization. You build a persona set based on your organization's requirements for role-based access control.

The following is an example of personas defined by the Private Cloud Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution and their equivalent access. You use this as a baseline for defining and building a set of personas to delegate roles and define access based on roles and responsibilities within your organization's structure.

Table 1. Example Personas for Private Cloud Automation



Component Role or Group

Cloud Admin

Admin access to solution environment

Organization owner

Assembler administrator

Service Broker administrator

Orchestrator administrator

DevOps Administrator

Admin access to both cloud provider and consumer

Assembler administrator

Service Broker administrator

Orchestrator workflow designer

Compliance Officer

ReadOnly access for auditing

Assembler viewer

Service Broker viewer

Orchestrator viewer

Cloud Developer

Cloud provider access

Assembler user

Service Broker user

Orchestrator workflow designer

Cloud Consumer

Cloud consumer access to request deployments

Service Broker user

Cloud Infrastructure and Operations Administrator

Custom role access