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Users, Organizations and Projects

Waldur is a service for sharing resources across projects. It is based on the delegation model where an organization can allocate certain users to perform technical or non-technical actions in the projects.

The most common types of Waldur installations include:

  • Cloud - used in commercial or government sectors for providing access to cloud resources like virtual machines, storage and Kubernetes clusters.
  • Academic - used in research and education. Waldur is deployed for a single university, high school or research infrastructure.
  • Academic Shared - the same purpose as Academic, but is shared among several universities or infrastructures.

Glossary

User

An account in Waldur belonging to a person or a robot. A user can have roles in Organizations and Projects. Some users - mostly affiliated with Waldur operator - can have global roles, e.g. support or staff.

Organization

A company or a department. Organization can be a customer, a service provider or both.

A faculty, department or an institute. Organization can be also a service provider, for example, an HPC center.

In Academic Shared model, all organizations are service providers allocating resources to their users (research groups or classes) through their Projects.

Project

A project within an Organization. Used for organizing and isolating Resources and Users.

Service Provider

Organization that provides services to other organizations.

User types

User Support agent Staff
Web and API access
Can create support requests
Can provide user support
Can see all projects and resources
Can manage organizations
Can access admin area

User roles in Organization

Owner Service Manager Project Manager System Administrator
Manage Team (pre-approved users)
Manage Projects
Request and Manage Resources
Approve/Reject Resource Orders (configurable)
Manage Offerings (Service provider-specific)
PI Service Manager co-PI Member
Manage Team (pre-approved users)
Manage Projects
Request and Manage Resources
Approve/Reject Resource Orders (configurable)
Manage Offerings (Service provider-specific)
Resource allocator Service Manager PI co-PI Member
Manage Team (pre-approved users)
Manage Projects
Request and Manage Resources
Approve/Reject Resource Orders (configurable)
Manage Offerings (Service provider-specific)

Last update: 2021-11-09