Blacksands has three basic roles:
- Administrators – global visibility and control of the organization’s Blacksands system
- Stakeholders – local management of pre-determined services and user access to those services
- Users – simple, secure access to authorized services
Both Administrators and Stakeholders have access to the Blacksands Manager. Administrators have global visibility and control over all Users, Virtual Receivers, and Services within their organizational unit. Stakeholders have local management over User access to particular Services where they have been granted Stakeholder rights.
Administrators can create new Users by providing a few pieces of information including the User’s email address. Once created, the new User will receive an email with instructions to create his/her Blacksands Certificate. (above)
Administrators can create new Services by providing basic networking information and a Blacksands provided FQDN. Each Service is provided its own, unique, obfuscated FQDN (automated Blacksands process) and requires a routable IP and Port.
Administrators can add and remove Stakeholders to specific Services on an individual basis. The Stakeholder will only be able to see and modify attributes of that particular Service, primarily User access.
Administrators and Stakeholders can add and remove Users to a Service. While Administrators can manage all Services, the Stakeholder can only see/manage his/her particular assigned Service/s.