You can create a new environment in a collaboration account in two cases:
- if you are a primary account owner
- if a primary account owner permitted you this action by ticking “Allow user to create new environments” option
In the first case (when you own the primary account), the environment is created the usual way, as it is described in the Setting Up Environment document.
When you are a user with permission to create an environment, then this process is slightly different. Let’s consider the steps in this case:
1. Firstly, check if you have permission to create an environment on the primary account:
- click Settings > Collaboration > Shared with Me
- find the required primary account in the list (if you have access to several)
- check the Allowed to create environments column
If this option is marked with a green tick, you can proceed to environment creation.
2. After clicking the Create environment button, you should choose the primary account in the appeared window.
|Note: if you were registered at Jelastic by means of confirming the invitation for collaboration via email, you can be included in a custom group of users without the ability to create your own environments. In this case, you can create new environments only on the primary account. This option is defined by your hosting provider.|
2. Now, you can set up an environment based on your requirements.
|Note: that a primary account is billing by default, so you won’t meet any restrictions, even if you are a trial user (e.g. number of cloudlets, servers, High availability etc.)|
3. The newly created environment will appear at your dashboard.
It will be marked as shared with this custom icon .
A new Owner status column will appear, with the primary account email stated.
4. Now, you can start working with the created environment as if with your own.
The only restriction is that you cannot clone it. This action can be performed only by a primary account.
Primary account owner receives the email notification about all environments created and can fully manage them, e.g. modify topology, configurations, clone, delete environment etc.
You can view the extended information on the environment’s creation: owner (you or primary user), creator (anyone from the collaboration) and date/time when it was created.
To do this, click the Settings button next to the desired environment and navigate to the Info option.