Enabling authorized users allows you to invite others to access and manage your account without having to share login credentials. Please be aware that the users you create will have full access to your account with the exception of the ability to create and/or modify other users. We recommend granting access to your account to only those that absolutely require it.
This tutorial will explain how to add, remove, and modify an authorized user. Also, how to log into an account as an authorized user and how various security settings affect your account.
- Adding or Removing Authorized Users from Your Account
- Logging into an Account as an Authorized User
- Using Account Security Features for an Authorized User
Adding or Removing Authorized Users from Your Account
Adding and removing users is a simple, streamlined task that you can perform directly from your account. To begin, log into the OVHcloud Manager and click on your name in the top-right corner of the "Dashboard" page. Select the User management tab and then click the Add user button.
On the pop-up menu, enter an ID (i.e. username), email address, and set a password for the user. You may also enter a description for the user if you choose, but the field is optional. The password entered must be at least eight characters. See the example below:
Lastly, there are three types of user permissions which can be assigned:
- Administrator: Able to perform all tasks on the account (same as account owner)
- User: Able to perform all tasks on the account except manage users (i.e., create, modify, or delete them)
- None: Able to access the account in a read-only capacity
If you wish to remove or modify a user at any time, you can do so by clicking ... next to the user in the User management tab.
Logging into an Account as an Authorized User
In this step, we will show you how to login using the new user. This is accomplished by using the customer code or email address of the main account in combination with the new username we just created:
(Customer Code or Email Address of main account)/Username
For example, let's say your customer code is 0123-0000-01 and you have just created the new user from the previous section. That user would enter the username "0123-0000-01/username" to log in to the account. The password will be the password you set for the new user.
Using Account Security Features for an Authorized User
In this section, we will be discussing how the Security section of the OVH US Manager affects your account when logged in as an authorized user. First, let's navigate to the Security page. Return to the My account section as detailed at the beginning of this article. This time, click the Security tab. This will take you to the following page:
If you modify your password or enable/disable two-factor authentication, you're making changes to your specific user. However, if you choose to restrict access to the account by IP address, this affects the entire account (i.e. all users).
We've learned how to add and remove authorized users, log in with those users, and how to change our security options. You can now grant access to your account to whomever you choose. Remember to always follow the best security practices when determining whether to grant someone access to your account or not. An account is only as secure as the people who are able to access it.