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Cloud Foundry for Developers

By : Rahul Kumar Jain, Rick Farmer, David Wu
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Cloud Foundry for Developers

By: Rahul Kumar Jain, Rick Farmer, David Wu

Overview of this book

Cloud Foundry is the open source platform to deploy, run, and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is growing rapidly and a leading product that provides PaaS (Platform as a Service) capabilities to enterprise, government, and organizations around the globe. Giants like Dell Technologies, GE, IBM, HP and the US government are using Cloud Foundry innovate faster in a rapidly changing world. Cloud Foundry is a developer’s dream. Enabling them to create modern applications that can leverage the latest thinking, techniques and capabilities of the cloud, including: ? DevOps ? Application Virtualization ? Infrastructure agnosticism ? Orchestrated containers ? Automation ? Zero downtime upgrades ? A/B deployment ? Quickly scaling applications out or in This book takes readers on a journey where they will first learn the Cloud Foundry basics, including how to deploy and scale a simple application in seconds. Readers will build their knowledge of how to create highly scalable and resilient cloud-native applications and microservices running on Cloud Foundry. Readers will learn how to integrate their application with services provided by Cloud Foundry and with those external to Cloud Foundry. Readers will learn how to structure their Cloud Foundry environment with orgs and spaces. After that, we’ll discuss aspects of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), monitoring and logging. Readers will also learn how to enable health checks, troubleshoot and debug applications. By the end of this book, readers will have hands-on experience in performing various deployment and scaling tasks. Additionally, they will have an understanding of what it takes to migrate and develop applications for Cloud Foundry.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


The roles restrict what a user can do within a Cloud Foundry Org or Space. The roles are predefined and managed within CloudFoundry.

Users are assigned the roles by the Cloud Foundry Administrator, Org Manager, or Space Manager. Only users with administrator privileges can create new user accounts.

Roles that can be assigned to users at the Org level are:

  • OrgManager
  • BillingManager
  • OrgAuditor

Roles that can be assigned to users at these Space level are:

  • SpaceManager
  • SpaceDeveloper
  • SpaceAuditor

Let's look at what each of the roles can perform.

OrgManager role

A user with the OrgManager role can perform the following functions:

  • Invite and manage the user permissions at the Org and the Space level
  • Create and manage the quotas at the Org and the Space level
  • Add private domains
  • Create and manage spaces. He can also delete the Spaces.

BillingManager role

A user with the BillingManager role can perform all read-only operations for billing purposes, like:

  • Viewing users and their roles assigned to an Org
  • View Org...