vCloud Application Director provides five predefined user accounts with roles that map to specific privileges within product areas.

User

Roles Assigned

Product Area Managed

Actions

admin

ROLE_SYSTEM_ADMIN, ROLE_CLOUD_ADMIN, ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN, ROLE_APP_ARCHITECT, ROLE_DEPLOYER, ROLE_SYSTEM_INTEGRATOR

Users, groups, and roles

All other areas

System administrator manages users and groups.

Because this account includes all roles, you can also perform the actions listed for the other users.

cloudAdmin

ROLE_CLOUD_ADMIN

Cloud providers and deployment environments

Manage cloud providers and deployment environments.

catalogAdmin

ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN

Catalog

Maintain and add services, templates, and tasks to the catalog.

appArchitect

ROLE_APP_ARCHITECT

Applications

Design and create applications.

deployer

ROLE_DEPLOYER

Deployments

Initiate deployments, update an existing deployment, and tear down a deployed application from the cloud.

All of the predefined user accounts except the admin user are disabled by default. You must enable these built-in user accounts and set the passwords. See Create Users and Groups with vCloud Application Director CLI.

The password for the admin user is the admin password that was set the first time the appliance was started.