The administrator, delegated administrator, and end user personas describe the various roles and privileges available to individuals and groups when you implement the Horizon vCenter Orchestrator plug-in. Organizations can further divide these primary roles into geographic and functional areas as necessary.

Administrator

This persona encompasses the typical administrator role. Responsibilities include installation, configuration, and assignment of other personas to roles and privileges. This role is responsible for the various products, configuration, and SSO (single sign-on) implementation. The administrator decides which users can access the various workflows and whether to expose each workflow through vSphere Web Client or through vCloud Automation Center. When making these decisions, the administrator considers which mechanisms offer the greatest organizational efficiency.

Delegated Administrator

The role and responsibilities of the delegated administrator (DA) are delegated by the administrator. For example, the delegated administrator can perform certain actions on certain desktop or application pools but not on others. Delegated administrators cannot change the scope for which they have been granted responsibility. The functions granted to the delegated administrator can span a wide spectrum, from provisioning multiple virtual machine desktops to very simple tasks, such as resetting desktops. Delegated administrators have the ability to act on behalf of multiple users. This power is a key to enabling administrative efficiency.

End User

End users always act on their own behalf. End user tasks are usually focused on a narrow set of resources such as individual desktops or applications. Self-service workflows allow automation of repetitive tasks and empowerment of end users.