Usage > Managing Groups

CloudForest allows group admins to manage who is in those groups, and what rights they have within the group.

Group Information

From the dashboard, anyone can pull up the group manager by clicking on the “people” icon next to the group name at the top of the page:


This shows who is in the group, and what they can do in the group.

The basic actions executable within a group are creating, starting, stopping, and deleting instances. Technically, using is also a permission. However anyone in a group can always log into any instance in that group, and every instance user has the same permissions (i.e., there are no sudo users). The basic permissions within a group are rights to execute combinations of the four instance actions above:

Name Create Start Use Stop Delete


Admins are those users with a “supervisor” icon to the left of their name. If you are an admin, you can also add and remove members from a group. To add a member, scroll to the bottom of the users list and click on the “+” sign:


This will bring up a menu for adding users:


You can type in a SUNetID of a user, select their permissions level, and click the “disk” icon to add them to the group. The SUNetID field should show auto-complete options for matching SUNetID’s of existing users of the CloudForest system. You can also add a SUNetID for a user that doesn’t yet exist, and the system will create a “placeholder” account for them until they log in for the first time and “register”

To delete a user, click on the “trash” icon to the right of their name:


Creating New Groups

System administrators can also create new groups using the Admin panel.

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