Data Director system administrators perform Data Director administration on the system level. Organization administrators perform Data Director administration on the organization level.

You create the initial account for the Data Director system administrator during Data Director setup. That system administrator creates the system resource bundle, base database virtual machines (base DBVMs), and base database templates.

By default, users do not have roles or permissions and cannot access any organizations. Organization administrators assign roles and permissions to users and grant them access to specific organizations.

System administrators perform system-level operations for Data Director or for an entire organization. System administrators perform the following tasks.

System-Level Operations

Operation Type

Examples

Resource management operations

Creating and managing the system resource bundle.

Creating and managing resource bundles.

Creating and managing database virtual machines (DBVMs).

Managing base database templates.

Assigning base database templates to resource bundles.

Assigning resource bundles to organizations.

Creating and managing resource templates.

Creating and managing backup templates.

User and organization management operations

Creating system users.

Creating system administrators.

Creating organizations.

Creating organization administrators.

Designating existing users as organization administrators.

Organization administrators perform organization-level operations within their organizations. Organization administrators perform the following tasks.

Organization-Level Operations

Operation Type

Examples

Resource management operations

Creating database groups.

Enabling base database templates in resource bundles.

Creating resource templates.

Creating backup templates.

Allocating resources to database groups within the organization.

User management operations

Creating and managing organization users.

Granting organization access to existing Data Director users.

Assigning organization roles to users in the organization.

Creating and managing organization roles and granting roles to organization user.

Defining organization permissions and granting permissions to organization users.

By default, Data Director system administrators do not have access to organizations. Organization administrators have access to only their own organization. They can create organization users and can grant access to existing Data Director users.

Data Director system administrators can create users, but only organization administrators can grant those users access to organizations.