Data Director user management modes control how users are assigned and managed among different organizations. Data Director has two user management modes: Global mode (for enterprises) and By Organization mode (for service providers). Global user management mode is the default.

User management mode must be set to By Organization for VMware vCloud Director integration. See Organization Structure.

By Organization user management mode has the following characteristics.

Organizations are set up as separate, isolated enterprises with no visibility into other organizations.

The Data Director system user list is not visible to organizations.

No organization can see another organization's user list.

Organization administrators send email to invite users to join their organization, or register users directly.

Users can navigate to the Data Director web console URL and register for an account, pending approval from the organization administrator.

Global user management mode has the following characteristics.

Organizations are set up as separate departments, business units, or groups within one enterprise, such as a corporation's HR and Finance departments.

All Data Director users are visible to all organizations within Data Director.

Organization administrators grant access to users to the organization or grant access directly from the system user list.

Users can navigate to the Data Director web console URL and register for an account, pending approval from the organization administrator.