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Managing Cloud Director Administrators

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Background: Cloud Director supports multiple roles for administrators.  Two roles are of particular interest.  A user who is granted the Organization Administrator role not only has administrator permissions, but also the broadest scope in which to use those permissions.  An Organization Administrator may administer any Virtual Datacenter in your Cloud Director Deployment.  A Virtual Datacenter Administrator has similar permission, but the scope is restricted to a single Virtual Datacenter.  When authorizing administrators through Active Directory, the user's scope is constrained to the Virtual Datacenter associated with the Active Directory Domain in which that user account resides.  The exception to this is if the Name Suffix matching the vCloud Deployment is routed to the user's Active Directory Domain, then the user will be granted the all encompassing Organization Administrator Role.

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