Cloud users have a limited set of rights and privileges relative to cloud administrators. Cloud users are limited to the tenants to which they are assigned. Tenants are called projects in OpenStack. Cloud users can create and manage instances, create and manage volumes, create networks, and create new images, among other tasks.

Verify that you are logged in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard as a cloud administrator.

Verify that a configured OpenStack project is available. See Create an OpenStack Project.


On the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard, select the admin project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.


Select Admin > Identity Panel > Users.


Click Create User.


Configure the user settings.



User Name

Cloud user name.


Valid email address for the new user.

Password/Confirm Password

Preliminary password for the new user.

Primary Project

Project to which the user is assigned. You cannot create a user account without assigning it to at least one project.


Role to which the user is assigned. A role is a set of rights and privileges. A user assigned that role inherits those rights and privileges.


Click Create User at the bottom of the panel.

The VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard assigns an ID to the user, and the user now appears on the Users page.