»Access Control Overview
This topic introduces access control concepts in HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP). The access control features are intended to provide secure access to your HCP assets, without becoming an impediment to using the platform.
»Create an HCP Account
You can create an account HCP using one of the following methods:
- Email and password
- Single Sign-on through GitHub
- Single Sign-On through Okta
The credentials you provide for signing into HCP can also be used to sign into the following educational resources provided by HashiCorp:
- HashiCorp Learn: This site provides step-by-step tutorials for learning how to use HCP and other HashiCorp products.
- Discuss: This site hosts discussion forums
- HashiConf virtual events: This site hosts resources associated with our bi-annual conference.
You can review your account settings, change your password, and enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) from your account settings screen. Choose Account settings from your user profile menu to review basic information about your account.
Click Security in the sidebar to access additional features. You can perform the following actions on the Security screen:
Click Send password reset email to initiate the process of changing your password. Follow the instructions in the email to proceed.
Click Enable MFA to begin setting up MFA. Refer to the Multi-factor Authentication documentation for next steps.
The following list of concepts are intended to help you become familiar with HCP access control terminology. Refer to the glossary for additional HCP concepts.
- Access control: Refers to the mechanisms that provide access to HCP.
- Organization: Refers to the parent entity containing your HCP resources. All users are members of one or more organizations.
- Multi-factor authentication: Refers to a secure authentication process that requires an additional verification step. Refer to the Multi-factor Authentication documentation for additional information.
- Role: Refers to the set of permissions you can assign users when adding them to your organization. Refer to the Users documentation for additional information about role-based access controls (RBAC).
- Service principle: Refers to machine users that authenticate service requests performed by non-human clients. Refer to the Users documentation for additional information.
- Single sign-on (SSO): Refers to the ability to log into multiple systems using a single set of credentials.
- User: Refers to human operators in HCP. Refer to the Users documentation for additional information.