Getting Started with Apps Manager
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This topic describes the functions and scope of Apps Manager, a web-based tool for managing VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) organizations, spaces, apps, services, and users.
Apps Manager provides a visual interface for performing the following subset of functions available through the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI):
- Orgs: You can create and manage orgs.
- Spaces: You can create, manage, and delete spaces.
- Apps: You can scale apps, bind apps to services, manage environment variables and routes, view logs and usage information, start and stop apps, and delete apps.
- Services: You can bind services to apps, unbind services from apps, choose and edit service plans, and rename and delete service instances.
- Users: You can invite new users, manage user roles, and delete users.
To access Apps Manager as the admin user, see Logging In to Apps Manager.
Apps Manager is compatible with the latest major versions of the following browsers:
VMware recommends using Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari for the best Apps Manager experience.
Your ability to perform actions in Apps Manager depends on your user role and the feature flags that the admin sets. For more information about feature flags, see Using Feature Flags.
The table below shows the relationship between specific org and space management actions and the non-admin user roles who can perform them. A non-admin user must be a member of the org and space to perform these actions.
Admin users can perform all of these actions using either the cf CLI or by logging into Apps Manager as an Org Manager, using the UAA Admin credentials.
Space Managers assign and remove users from spaces by setting and unsetting their roles within the space.
|Action||CLI command||Org Manager||Space Manager||Org Auditor, Space Developer, or Space Auditor|
|Create an org||†||†||†|
|Delete an org||No||No||No|
|Rename an org||Yes||No||No|
|View org members||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Assign user a role in org||‡||‡||No|
|Remove org role from user||‡||‡||No|
|View space members||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Assign user a role in space||‡||‡||No|
|Remove space role from user||‡||‡||No|
†Defaults to no. Yes if feature flag
user_org_creation is set to
‡Defaults to no. Yes if feature flags
unset_roles_by_username are set to