User management mode controls how users are assigned and managed across different organizations in Data Director. You must understand the choices because you cannot change them after you set them.

Data Director offers the following user management modes.

Global user management mode

Global user management mode is used by enterprises that plan to operate Data Director internally only, and do not plan to allow access from users outside the enterprise. In this mode, organizations can represent enterprise business units, database groups can represent departments within the business units, and databases pertain to the departments that the database groups represent. Global user management mode is the default.

By Organization user management mode

By Organization user management mode is used by service providers that plan to host multiple enterprises within Data Director or that plan to integrate an instance of VMware vCloud Director with Data Director. Only one vCloud Director instance can be integrated with Data Director.

In this mode, organizations each represent self-contained, separate enterprises that cannot see each others' users and have no visibility outside their own organization. By Organization database groups can represent business units and departments within the enterprise, and databases pertain to those business units and departments.

Complete the system administrator account setup in the Data Director Setup wizard.

1

Select the user management mode that you want to use in your Data Director installation.

2

If you select By Organization and plan to integrate a vCloud Director instance with Data Director, click Enable vCloud Director Integration.

a

In the Enable vCloud Director Integration window, enter the appropriate information.

b

Click OK.

Option

Description

vCloud Director URL

Enter the vCloud Director IP address or hostname .

Administrator User Name

Enter the vCloud Director administrator user name.

Administrator Password

Enter the vCloud Director administrator user password.

When integration completes, the vCloud Director IP address or hostname and the number of vCloud Director organizations appears.

3

Click Next to continue.