Domains

Overview #

Domains are a specialized grouping of users in the system. Domains are important because they support the concept of uniqueness. Users can only belong to a single Domain in the system. Domains are used to separate users from:

  • Different companies
  • Different divisions in an enterprise
  • Different security clearances

The list of Domains shows a summary of the number of users currently in each Domain at the right, indicated by the  icon.

Default Domain #

edgeSuite ships with a single stock domain called “default”. The “default” domain does not have any provisioned content, and its sole user is the “admin” user. The default user will appear in the Users list as:

admin@default

The “default” Domain does not come with any pre-loaded Secure Variables or Credentials.

Creating a New Domain #

To create a new Domain, perform the following:

  1. Go to the Manage By: Domains panel, as detailed under Provisioning.
  2. On the Provision Domains page, click the  +  button in the bottom-left of the Domains panel’s toolbar. The “Select the type of Domain to create” dialog will appear.
  3. Click on the type of Domain that you want to create.

Domain Type
Description
Embedded Users are managed locally. Embedded domains are good for quick proof of concepts.
LDAP Users are loaded in from an external LDAP source.

Deleting an Existing Domain #

To delete an existing Domain, perform the following:

  1. On the Provision Domains page, click the Domain you wish to delete.
  2. Once you have selected the domain, click the  icon.
  3. Click the “Delete” button to finish deleting the Domain.

Deleting a Domain will also delete all users in the Domain.

Provisioning Content to a Domain #

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To provision content to a Domain, perform the following:

  1. On the Provision Domains page, click the Domain to which you wish to provision content.
  2. Once you have selected the Domain, on the right side of the page select the Content tab.
  3. In the content tree that is displayed, use the checkboxes to provision files and folders, clicking the arrows to expand folders as needed.
  4. Click “Save” to lock in the changes.

Managing Users in a Domain #

To add, edit, or delete users from a Domain, perform the following:

  1. In the Manage By: Domains view, click the Domain for which you wish to manage users.
  2. Once you have selected the Domain, on the right side of the page select the Users tab.

Add a user to a Domain #

To add a user, perform the following:

  1. Click the  +  button at the bottom of the right panel.
  2. Fill in the user details in the Add User dialog that appears.
  3. Click “Save and Close” when finished.

The validity of Passwords is determined by Password Policy, which can be configured either globally through Defaults, or per Domain.

Edit a user in a Domain #

To edit a user, perform the following:

  1. Select the user from the list of users in the right panel.
  2. Click the  icon.
  3. Update the user details in the Edit User dialog that appears.
  4. Click “Save and Close” when finished.

Remove a user from a Domain #

To delete a user, perform the following:

  1. Select the user from the list of users in the right panel.
  2. Click the  icon.
  3. Click the “Delete” button to finish deleting the User.