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Abiquo 4.6

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You can configure your user account from the username menu. The menu options will depend on the platform configuration and your privileges.

To access the username menu, click on your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Username menu to configure your user account


Tip: To disable this menu for all users, go to Configuration → Security, and deselect the option to "Allow user to change their password".




Edit your user account details

To edit your user account, click on the user name or icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and select the Edit user option from the pull-down menu.

Abiquo recommends that you change your password and update your user details, especially your email address and telephone number, which can be used for notifications and authentication.

You can also add your public key for access to deployed virtual machines.



Enable two factor authentication

Your platform may offer or require two-factor authentication (2fa) to improve user login security with an additional authentication code. For platform configuration instructions, see Configure two factor authentication.

Before you begin:

  • To use Google Authenticator to obtain the codes, install the Google Authenticator app on your cell phone. 
  • To use email authentication to obtain the codes, check that you have a valid email address in your user account on the platform.

To enable two-factor authentication for your user account, do these steps:

  1. Click on the name or icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and in the username menu, select Two-factor authentication.
    From the username menu, select enable two-factor authentication
  2. Select the authentication method and click Enable
  3. Copy the backup codes from the bottom left-hand corner of the configuration window to a secure place. You can use these codes to log in to the platform if the authentication cycle fails
    • The platform will display backup codes ONCE only
  4. Authenticate according to your selected method
    • For Google Authenticator, use the Google Authenticator app on your cell phone to scan the QR code. Google will supply a verification code in the app. During login, the platform will request the authentication code from the app. Enter the code in the field below the password
    • For email, during login, every time you enter your user name and password to log in, a code will be sent to the email address registered in your Abiquo user account. Enter the code on the login dialog

Screenshot: Enabling two factor authentication

Two-factor authentication popup to select authentication method

Screenshot: Two factor authentication with backup codes (left) and QR code (middle)

Example of backup codes and QR code for two-factor authentication

Screenshot: Login with two-factor authenticationLogin with two-factor authentication



Edit public cloud credentials for your enterprise

To work with a public cloud region, each enterprise should have its own public cloud account for the cloud provider. All the users in the tenant will work with this same account. 

Before you begin:

  1. Check your provider's documentation and pricing. 
  2. Obtain credentials to access the cloud provider's API. We provide the following basic guides but you should always check with your provider. See Obtain public cloud credentials
  3. Check that the public cloud region you wish to use is available in your environment.

Privilege: Manage provider credentials

To add public cloud credentials:

  1. Go to Users → edit enterprise → Credentials
  2. Enter the credentials as described here

    AttributeDescription
    ProviderSelect public cloud provider or vCloud Director region
    Access key ID

    Identity to access the cloud provider API. For example, a username, API access key ID, subscription ID and certificate, or another account identifier. For DigitalOcean v2, the platform does not use this field.

    For Azure, the format is subscription-id#app-id#tenant-id

    Secret access keyKey to access the cloud provider API. For example, an API key or other API credential
    Add also for pricingUse this credential to access pricing data in the provider. For example, to get hardware profile prices, from AWS. For Azure, add a separate credential on the Credentials → Pricing tab
    Current credentialsProvider credentials that are already in the platform
  3. Click Add account. Abiquo will validate your credentials with the cloud provider and save them
  4. Finish editing the enterprise and click Save

Control how VMs onboard from public cloud

To onboard all VMs into a single virtual appliance, set the singlevapp property to true. If you wish to configure the name, set the singlevapp name enterprise property:
"sync.singlevapp":"true",
"sync.singlevapp.name":"sync vapp name"

For instructions on how to set an enterprise property, see Manage Enterprises#Enter additional tenant details.



Manage OAuth Applications

The OAuth application functionality will display on the username menu, if you have the privilege to Manage user applications, 

Privilege: Manage user applications

To work with OAuth applications, click on the User icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to open the username menu and select Manage applications.

Select Manage applications from username menu in top menu bar

To add an application, click the + button. Then enter the details of the application.


Popup to add application for OAuth authentication

Add privileges to OAuth applications

On the privileges tab, select a subset of your privileges for the application. By default, all of your privileges are selected.

Add privileges to OAuth applications

Abiquo will add the new application to the applications list and display the API key and an API secret key.

Users can view the keys, inspect the privileges assigned to the application and delete the application.

View keys and privileges assigned to OAuth application