Privileges define the allowable actions on objects in vFabric Data Director. You associate privileges with a user login and a Data Director object to define permissions.

For example, the Start and Stop Database privilege indicates that in general, Data Director users can start and stop databases. But the privilege by itself does not indicate which users can start and stop databases, or the databases that they can start and stop. To provide context, you associate the privilege with a user login and a Data Director object. The combination of privilege, user login, and Data Director object is a permission. You can group related permissions into roles to package all the permissions required to perform a job, such as that of database administrator.

System

System privileges relate to Data Director management, such as Manage Resources and Manage System Settings. These privileges apply only to the system. System privileges do not propagate to organizations.

Organizations

Privileges on organizations relate to organization management, such as Manage Organization Settings and Manage Registration. Organization privileges apply only to organizations. They do not propagate beyond organization boundaries.

Database group

Privileges on database groups relate to database group management, such as Create Databases and Import Backups. Database group privileges apply only within the organization and to the organization's database groups.

Organization administrators and users with database group management privileges grant and revoke privileges on database groups, and enable users to access a database group by adding the database group to the user's account.

Databases

Privileges on databases relate to database management, such as Start and Stop Database and Edit Database Info. Database privileges apply only to databases, database groups, and organizations. If a database-related privilege is on a database group, that privilege applies to all databases within that database group. If the database-related privilege is on an organization, it applies to every database group and database in the organization.

Organization administrators and users with database management privileges grant and revoke these privileges and permissions on databases. To gain access to databases, the databases must be added to a user's account.

Database configuration and database backup templates

Privileges on templates relate to template management, such as edit template and view and user template. Edit template applies only to the organization. View and user template applies to individual templates or to the organization. If a template privilege is on an organization, it applies to all templates within that organization.

Organization administrators and users with template management privileges grant and revoke template privileges and permissions. To gain access to templates, the templates must be added to a user's account.