Learn about the privileges a user can hold, as well as the methods for adding and managing users and groups through the OVHcloud Control Panel.
With OVHcloud, you can create additional users with read or write access to your customer account. This means that you can grant other members of your company access to your OVHcloud services, without having to resort to risky practices like sharing passwords or two-factor authentication details.
- User management is different from contact management. A user will have access to all sections of the OVHcloud Control Panel according to the level of rights he's granted.
- The purpose of contact management is to delegate full management of the administrative, technical, and billing aspects of one or more services on your OVHcloud account.
- an active OVHcloud account
- access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
Add a user
Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel.
- Click your name in the top right-hand corner.
- Click on your initials.
- Next, click on the
Add a user.
A window will pop up, and you will need to complete the required fields. Click
Confirm to create the user.
|ID||Enter the user's name or their role, for example.|
|Enter the user's full email address.|
|Password||Set the user password. The user can then change this password once their access has been created. We also suggest reading our guide on password management to define this password.|
|Group||Choose a group from those available.|
|Description||You can add a user description (such as their role within the company).|
The user then gets their own ID made up of your account’s numeric ID (which is listed in the “User management” menu) and their username, with the two values separated by a “/”.
The user you have created can then log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel using this ID.
They can also change their password and secure their own access to your account by enabling two-factor authentication (this is only for their access as a user). To find out how to enable two-factor authentication, you can refer to this guide.
You can update, delete, or disable a user by clicking on the more options
... button to the right of the user’s name.
When you update a user you can update their email address, group, and description.
Add a group
User management tab, click on
Declare a group.
A window will pop up and you will need to complete the required fields. Click
Confirm to create the user.
Groups give a default privilege level for the users they contain, according to the role you choose:
|Administrator||Give write access to the OVHcloud Control Panel and all of its selections, including user management.|
|Restricted administrator||Give write access to the OVHcloud Control Panel and all of its selections, except for user management.|
|Read-only||Gives read access to the OVHcloud Control Panel and all of its sections.|
|None||Gives no access to the OVHcloud Control Panel if no IAM policy is set up.|
You can update or remove a group by clicking on the more options
... button to the right of the group name.
When you edit a group you can update its description and role.
On top of the role assigned to user groups, you can fine-tune access privileges using OVHcloud IAM. OVHcloud IAM policies management is covered by the dedicated guide.