Represents a local or imported user.
Media type(s):
XML Representation:
<User xmlns="" href="xs:anyURI" type="xs:string" id="xs:string" operationKey="xs:string"
    <Link href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"
            rel="xs:string" model="xs:string"/>
    <Description> xs:string </Description>
        <Task href="xs:anyURI" type="xs:string" id="xs:string" operationKey="xs:string"
                name="xs:string" status="xs:string" operation="xs:string" operationName="xs:string"
                serviceNamespace="xs:string" startTime="xs:dateTime" endTime="xs:dateTime" expiryTime="xs:dateTime"
            <Link href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"
                    rel="xs:string" model="xs:string"/>
            <Description> xs:string </Description>
            <Tasks> TasksInProgressType </Tasks>
            <Owner href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>
            <Error stackTrace="xs:string" message="xs:string" majorErrorCode="xs:int" minorErrorCode="xs:string"
                <TenantError message="xs:string" majorErrorCode="xs:int" minorErrorCode="xs:string" vendorSpecificErrorCode="xs:string"/>
            <User href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>
            <Organization href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>
            <Progress> xs:int </Progress>
            <Params> ... </Params>
            <Details> xs:string </Details>
                <VcTask name="xs:string" moref="xs:string" status="xs:string" description="xs:string"
                        errorMessage="xs:string" objectName="xs:string" objectType="xs:string" objectMoref="xs:string"
                        virtualCenterID="xs:string" startTime="xs:dateTime" endTime="xs:dateTime"/>
                <ResultContent> ... </ResultContent>
                <ResultReference href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>
    <FullName> xs:string </FullName>
    <EmailAddress> xs:string </EmailAddress>
    <Telephone> xs:string </Telephone>
    <IsEnabled> xs:boolean </IsEnabled>
    <IsLocked> xs:boolean </IsLocked>
    <IM> xs:string </IM>
    <NameInSource> xs:string </NameInSource>
    <IsExternal> xs:boolean </IsExternal>
    <ProviderType> xs:string </ProviderType>
    <IsGroupRole> xs:boolean </IsGroupRole>
    <StoredVmQuota> xs:int </StoredVmQuota>
    <DeployedVmQuota> xs:int </DeployedVmQuota>
    <Role href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>
    <Password> xs:string </Password>
        <GroupReference href="xs:anyURI" id="xs:string" type="xs:string" name="xs:string"/>


Attribute Type Required Modifiable Since Deprecated Description
href anyURI No always 0.9 The URI of the entity.
type string No always 0.9 The MIME type of the entity.
id string No none 0.9 The entity identifier, expressed in URN format. The value of this attribute uniquely identifies the entity, persists for the life of the entity, and is never reused.
operationKey string No create 5.1 Optional unique identifier to support idempotent semantics for create and delete operations.
name string Yes always 0.9 The name of the entity.


Element Type Required Modifiable Since Deprecated Description
DeployedVmQuota int No always 1.0 35.0 Quota of vApps that this user can deploy concurrently. A value of 0 specifies an unlimited quota.
Description string No always 0.9 Optional description.
EmailAddress string No always 0.9 Email address of the user.
FullName string No always 0.9 Full name of the user.
GroupReferences GroupsListType No none 0.9 Container for references to groups of which this user is a member.
IM string No always 0.9 User's instant messaging address.
IsEnabled boolean No always 0.9 True if the user is enabled and can log in.
IsExternal boolean No always 0.9 On creation, specifies whether this user should be imported from the organization's LDAP service or created locally. Ignored if ProviderType is SAML or OAUTH. On retrieval, indicates whether the user is local or imported.
IsGroupRole boolean No always 0.9 True if this user has a group role.
IsLocked boolean No always 0.9 True if the user account has been locked due to too many invalid login attempts. A locked user account can be re-enabled by updating the user with this flag set to false. Only the system can set the value to true.
Link LinkType No none 0.9 A reference to an entity or operation associated with this object.
NameInSource string No none 0.9 User name as retrieved from, and in the encoding used by, the specified identity provider.
Password string No always 0.9 The user's password. This value is never returned by GET. It is inspected on create and modify. On modify, the absence of this element indicates that the password should not be changed.
ProviderType string No always 5.1 Identity provider type for this this user. One of:
INTEGRATED (The user is created locally or imported from LDAP.)
SAML (The user is imported from a SAML identity provider.)
OAUTH (The user is imported from an OAUTH identity provider.)
If missing or empty the default value is INTEGRATED.
Role ReferenceType No always 0.9 A reference to the user's role. When you are creating a User, the request body must contain exactly one Role element. If the Role element is empty when retrieved,the user inherits a role from the group.
StoredVmQuota int No always 1.0 35.0 Quota of vApps that this user can store. A value of 0 specifies an unlimited quota.
Tasks TasksInProgressType No none 0.9 A list of queued, running, or recently completed tasks associated with this entity.
Telephone string No always 0.9 Telephone number of the user.
VCloudExtension VCloudExtensionType No always 0.9 An optional extension element that can contain an arbitrary number of elements and attributes. Not related to extension services.


CRUD Operation Description Since Deprecated
create POST /admin/org/{id}/users Create or import a user. 0.9
read GET /admin/user/{id} Retrieve a user. 0.9
update PUT /admin/user/{id} Update a user. 0.9
delete DELETE /admin/user/{id} Delete a user. 0.9
action POST /admin/user/{id}/action/takeOwnership Transfer ownership of this user's vApps, media, and catalogs to the caller. 5.6
action POST /admin/user/{id}/action/unlock Unlock a user. 1.5 5.1
action POST /admin/user/{id}/entityRights Queries user privileges on a set of entities 5.1