Administering Service Provider Foundation
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator
A tenant in Service Provider Foundation is a customer of a hoster, and the customer is maintained in the database together with its status, metadata, and with one or more of the following associations:
To a stamp.
A stamp in Service Provider Foundation is a logical scale unit designed for scalability that provides an association between a server and its System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)components. As tenant demand increases, the hoster provides additional stamps to meet the demand. Currently, Service Provider Foundation supports only one type of stamp; that is a single server that has Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) installed.
To a trusted issuer and a public key.
A public key to a certificate and the name of the trusted issuer can be specified for a tenant when the tenant is created.
To an offer.
Offers provide associations for a provider's plan to stamps and tenants.
To tenant security user roles.
A Tenant Administrator Role and one or more Tenant Self-Service user roles can be associated with a tenant.
Administering Service Provider Foundation topics
Managing Certificates and User Roles in Service Provider Foundation
Provides an overview of how multi-tenant security is implemented in Service Provider Foundation. This section contains a walkthrough topic with procedures on creating and managing a tenant's certificate and defining tenant administrator and tenant self-service user roles. In addition, topics describe recommended administrator capabilities and an example of a token authentication.
Portals in Service Provider Foundation
Describes how client and portal applications can communicate with and obtain services from Service Provider Foundation. This section also contains procedures for configuring App Controller and Service Management Portal and API.
Usage Metering in Service Provider Foundation
Describes how Service Provider Foundation provides usage metering data of virtual machine usage by tenants.
Extensibility in Service Provider Foundation
Describes how to have an runbook in System Center 2012 - Orchestrator invoked by Service Provider Foundation.
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