This topic describes the different kinds of users in Delphix, including sysadmin and admin.

System Administrators

Delphix system administrator users are responsible for managing the Delphix Engine itself, but not the objects (Environments, dSources, VDBs) within the server. For example, a system administrator is responsible for setting the time on the Delphix Engine and its network address, restarting it, creating new system administrator users (but not Delphix users), and other similar tasks.

The sysadmin user is the default system administrator user. While this user can be suspended, it may not be deleted. When the Delphix Management application launches, the delphix_admin can log in using the username delphix_admin and password delphix.

System administrators administer the Delphix Engine through the Server Setup interface, which is access through a Web browser at http:<Delphix Engine>/ServerSetup.html, as well as through the command line interface accessible via ssh.

Delphix Users

Delphix users are responsible for managing the objects within the Delphix Engine. These include:

  • dSources
  • VDBs
  • Groups
  • Policies
  • Space and Bandwidth
  • Replication Services
  • Backup and Restore

A Delphix user can be marked as an Engine Admin. Engine Admins have three special privileges:

  • They can manage other Delphix users
  • They implicitly have Owner privileges for all Delphix objects
  • They can create new groups and new environments

The admin is the default Delphix user provided with a Delphix Engine and is an Engine Admin. Like the sysadmin user, admin cannot be deleted. When the Delphix Management application launches, the admin can log in using the username admin and password delphix.

A Engine Admin user accesses objects with the Delphix Management application, which is accessed through a Web browser at http:<Delphix Engine>/Server.html.

The default domain user created on Delphix Engines is now admin instead of delphix_admin. When engines created before 5.3.1 are upgraded to 5.3.1 or later they will retain their old username 'delphix_admin'. To avoid complications Delphix recommends creating users with an admin role and then Disabling delphix_admin.

Updating Credentials

System administrator users can change the password of any other system administrator user. Engine Admin users can change the password of any other Delphix user (including other Engine Admins). Regular Delphix users can change their own passwords but must provide their old password to do this.