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Thank you for your interest in the Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM).

This Guide provides details about WACM features with procedures for new and experi­enced users.

WACM Overview

The Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM) is a hosted platform that allows you to centrally manage Wasabi cloud storage accounts in a multi-tiered environment.

WACM harnesses the power of the Wasabi Account Control API and presents it as an easy-to-use graphical user interface. This solution can cut your Wasabi implementation time down to minutes instead of days because users are up and running faster with less backend complexity.

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Note

Reach out to Wasabi support with questions or suggestions about the product.

How was all of this done before WACM?
Previously, resellers, distributors, and other customers had two ways to separate accounts:

  • Bucket Separation
    While it is technically possible to use a single bucket for each customer, this method is not recommended. Complex access control policies are required to ensure that Customer 1 can access only their bucket data and not the bucket data of Customer 2.

  • Account Separation
    While it is technically possible to use a separate account for each customer, this method is not recommended. This method demands that proper access has been shared with the end customer, and there is no way to centrally manage accounts. The assigned Wasabi representative also must be notified each time an account is created so that discounts can be issued appropriately.

Now, there are two new, highly effective ways to provision, manage, and monitor accounts:

  • Wasabi Account Control API
    With this method, the partner builds application logic in their customer portal, which allows them to provision and monitor the usage of Wasabi accounts via Wasabi’s REST-based Account Control API. Using the Wasabi Account Control API, the partner establishes a Control Account with Wasabi. The partner then uses this Control Account to provision Wasabi Sub-Accounts that are associated with end users.

  • Wasabi Account Control Manager
    This method, which is the easiest and most straightforward, involves the use of the Wasabi-hosted platform to set up and manage Wasabi Sub-Accounts (as described in this Guide).

Hierarchy Diagrams

The following is a hierarchy diagram of a Control Account, showing the relationship between different types of users (Admin, Viewer, and Staff) and sub-accounts.

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Sample Use Case

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Support

For additional resources, see the Wasabi Knowledge Base. Contact [email protected] with any questions.