Step K: Set-Up Users - AWS Elemental Delta

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Step K: Set-Up Users

Optionally configure the nodes for user authentication, and create users. With authentication enabled, users are required to provide valid credentials to access the AWS Elemental Delta nodes.

We recommend that you set up users as the last step in the configuration, after you have verified that node failover works.

User authentication with AWS Elemental Delta is intended to:

  • Allow managers to track activity on the cluster on a per-user basis.

  • To avoid accidental access to a node, create a unique username for each operator, and vary the usernames across the clusters. For example, varying usernames for each cluster ensures that a REST API operator with access to two clusters does not accidentally send a command to the wrong cluster.

Whether user authentication is enabled or not, we recommend that the cluster always be installed behind a customer firewall on a private network.

For help setting up authentication and users, see Configuring User Authentication.