Eucalyptus has two special identities for the convenience of
administration and use of the system.
- The eucalyptus account: Each user in the eucalyptus
account has unrestricted access to all of the cloud's resources,
similar to the superuser on a typical Linux system. These users
are often referred to as system administrators or cloud
administrators. This account is automatically created when the
system starts for the first time. You cannot remove the
eucalyptus account from the system.
- The admin user of an account: Each account, including the
eucalyptus account, has a user named admin. This user is created
automatically by the system when an account is created. The
admin of an account has full access to the resources owned by
the account. You can not remove the admin user from an account.
The admin can delegate resource access to other users in the
account by using policies.