Multi-user basic setup - tutorial
This is a tutorial in connection with the multi-user framework of Juju. See Working with multiple users for background information.
This tutorial will give an overview of how Juju can be used with one person assuming the role of a system administrator and a second person acting as the Juju administrator.
The system administrator creates the controller, creates users, and grants user permissions whereby the operator is responsible for creating models and installing software.
The following topics will be covered:
- Controller creation and the initial controller administrator
- User creation and controller registration
- User login, logout, and password changing
- User model creation
- User charm deployment
Controller creation and the initial controller administrator
Besides resulting in a new controller the
bootstrap command sets up a Juju user called ‘admin’ with controller permissions of ‘superuser’. This is the initial controller administrator.
Here we’ll add credentials and then create a GCE-based controller:
juju add-credential google -f credentials-administrator.yaml juju bootstrap google gce
In the above the credentials file contains a single credential for the ‘google’ cloud, allowing it to become the default credential in the subsequent
Inspecting the controller’s users with the
users command allows us to confirm the above information:
Controller: gce Name Display name Access Date created Last connection admin* admin superuser 2 minutes ago just now
Note that the new administrator does not have a password per se. Create one now:
User creation and controller registration
Let the administrator now create a regular user called ‘tom’:
juju add-user tom
The output of
juju add-user includes a string (token) to send to the new user. This will enable that administrator to register the controller to their own Juju client.
User "tom" added Please send this command to tom: juju register MGcTA3RvbTA5ExQzNS4yMzcuMTY1LjI[...] "tom" has not been granted access to any models. You can use "juju grant" to grant access.
The client host must be able to contact the controller host on TCP port 17070 in order for controller registration to succeed. This is the case for any client-controller communication.
Registration is done with the
register command. On a separate host, then:
juju register MGcTA3RvbTA5ExQzNS4yMzcuMTY1LjI[...]
Enter a new password: ****** Confirm password: ****** Enter a name for this controller [gce]: Initial password successfully set for tom. Welcome, tom. You are now logged into "gce". There are no models available. You can add models with "juju add-model", or you can ask an administrator or owner of a model to grant access to that model with "juju grant".
User login, logout, and password changing
A newly-created user is granted controller access of ‘login’ out of the box (implicitly:
juju grant -c gce tom login). So besides logging in, the user cannot do much else.
Registration implies a controller login (as can be seen by the previous command’s messaging). To log out, use the
A login session also expires after a fixed amount of time (24 hours).
To log back in, use the
login command with the username as argument. Provide the password that was set up during registration:
juju login -u tom
Supply a controller name (
-c gce) if there is more than one controller registered with the client.
Change the user’s password with the
User model creation
In order for users to be able to add models, the admin user must grant ‘add-model’ access to them:
juju grant tom add-model
Yet before the grantee is able to create a model with the new permissions, a credential needs to be added to Juju.
On the user’s host, add a credential and then
juju add-model will succeed:
juju add-credential google -f credentials-tom.yaml juju add-model gce-model-1
In the above the credentials file (
credentials-tom.yaml) contains a single credential for the ‘google’ cloud, allowing it to become the default credential in the subsequent
User model SSH access
The operator user can now connect, using Juju’s
ssh command, to any machine that may get created within their new model. This is standard Juju behaviour that the model creator always enjoys. Note, however, that the SSH keys necessary for this to work are found within the client system’s filesystem at
~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub if it existed at the time of model creation).
Verify SSH access now on the operator host:
juju add-machine juju ssh 0
Above we assume the machine that was added got assigned an ID of ‘0’ (the default for the first machine in a model).
User charm deployment
The operator user can now deploy charms as normal. See Deploying applications for help.
That’s the end of this tutorial!