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Administration Portal Overview


The Administration Portal in Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) provides a Web-based UI that service providers (SPs) and operating companies (OpCos) can use to manage physical and virtual resources, add and manage tenants, monitor system performance, perform administrative tasks (such as manage users and roles), and so on.

Administration Portal supports role-based access control (RBAC), which means that the roles assigned to users determine their access privileges and the actions that they can perform. The following predefined roles are available in Administration Portal:

  • SP Admin (SP Administrator)

  • SP Operator

  • OpCo Admin (OpCo Administrator)

  • OpCo Operator

Administrator users have read access and write access to the Administration Portal UI and API capabilities, whereas operator users only have read access. Administrators can also create more users with specific roles and access privileges.


In the cloud-hosted version of CSO (managed by Juniper Networks), the SP Admin and SP Operator roles are available only for Juniper Networks.

Administration Portal supports both local authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based authentication for single sign-on (SSO). When you log in to Administration Portal, the main menu (left sidebar) that is displayed and the actions that you can perform depend on your access privileges. Table 1 displays the main menu available in the Administration Portal and a brief description of each menu item, and a link to the relevant topic in the Contrail Service Orchestration Administration Portal User Guide.

Table 1: Administration Portal Main Menu

Main Menu



Access a user-configurable dashboard that you can customize with available widgets (also known as dashlets).

For more information, see About the Administration Portal Dashboard.


Monitor or view the following:


Manage the following resources:


Configure or manage the following:

Note: You use the Network Designer tool (part of the Designer Tools) to create and publish network services.


Manage tenants and OpCos: See About the Tenants Page and About the Operating Companies Page.


Perform various administrative tasks including the following:

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