Self Service User Portal for Azure IaaS
Our clients asked and we delivered.
Infront has just released a new Self Service User Portal for Azure IaaS. This is a self-service Azure portal for Virtual Machine access and provisioning with built-in approvals that doesn’t require Azure Portal access, providing ease of use and governance.
- Lists all Virtual Machines in Azure IaaS
- Allows users request new Virtual Machine without Azure Portal access and with business approvals via email
- Emails the requestor and the approver
- Empowers users to Start and Stop their Virtual Machines
- Automatically generates and emails an RDP file to the requestor, simplifying access
- Allows users to re-request the RDP file at any time. Can restrict RDP access to the corporate network for increased security and control.
- Allows users to schedule the start and stop times of their Virtual Machines
- Simple HTML interface with built-in authentication
- Allows users to delete their Virtual Machines
Just another example of some of the amazing work and solutions that you provide our customers!!
A few FAQ
Do I log in to this portal?
Authentication is not yet built into the system. It would be part of phase 2 for this application. For this release, you do not need to login but for subsequent release, you will have to login.
Am I only able to see the machines that I have asked to be created? Or am I able to see all the machines that have been created?
Once authentication is built into the system you would be able to view only your virtual machines.
Are all the entry fields on the form required? Does it tell me if I’ve missed a required field?
here are validation rules applied to most of the fields where required. It will not only tell about missing fields but also validate data like username, password strength, length, email address validation etc.
What’s the backend DB? SQL Server or SQL PaaS?
Eversource wants this to be deployed on virtual machine as of now. Since they were incurring cost of VM already, they did not want to spend more on Azure SQL. So as of now SQL is hosted within the VM
What’s the front end? VM or PaaS?
The front end is virtual machine IIS.
Deleting VMs: Is there an approval process?
There is an approval process for creating and provisioning the virtual machine but there is no approval flow for deleting.