By using Advanced Service Designer, you can create and publish a catalog item for provisioning a user in a group. You can also associate a new post-provisioning operation to the provisioned user, for example, an operation allowing the consumers to change the user password.

In this scenario, as a service architect, you create a new custom resource, a service blueprint, and publish a catalog item for creating a user. You create service and include the catalog item in the service. You also create a resource action for changing the password of the user. In addition, you edit the workflow presentation of the catalog item by using the form designer and change the way the consumers see the request form.

As a business group manager or a tenant administrator, you entitle the newly created service, catalog item, and resource action to a consumer.

Verify that the Active Directory plug-in is properly configured and you have the rights to create users in Active Directory.


You can create a custom resource and map it to the vCenter Orchestrator object type AD:User.


After you created the custom resource, you can create the service blueprint to publish the Create a user in a group workflow as a catalog item.


After you create the Create a test user service blueprint, you can publish it as a catalog item.


You can create a resource action to allow the consumers of the service to change the password of the user after they provision the user.


To use the Change the password of the Test User resource action as a post-provisioning operation, you must publish it.


You can create a service to display in the service catalog and allow consumers to easily locate the catalog items related to creating the test user.


To include the Create a test user catalog item in the Create a Test User service, you must associate it with this service.


Business group managers and tenant administrators can entitle the service and the resource action to a user or a group of users so that they can see the service in their catalog and request the Create a test user catalog item included in the service. After the consumers provision the item, they can request to change the user password.

When consumers of the service log in to their vCloud Automation Center consoles, they see the service you created, Create a test user, on the Catalog tab. They can request the catalog item you created and included in the service, Create a user in a group. After they create the user, they can change the user password.