Veeam Availability Console controls access to its functionality and monitoring data with the help of user roles. A user role defines what functionality, and what scope of data is available to a user or a user group in Veeam Availability Console. A user role also dictates whether a user or a group has access to the Veeam Availability Console Administrator Portal or Client Portal.
The Administrator Portal is the main configuration and management interface of Veeam Availability Console. In this portal, users act on behalf of the enterprise administrator and can perform management and administrative tasks.
To gain access to the Veeam Availability Console Administrator Portal, a user must have the Portal Administrator or the Portal Operator role assigned. A Portal Administrator has a full access to all types of tasks in Veeam Availability Console. A Portal Operator has an activity scope limited to management of one or more departments. For details see, Managing Administrator Portal Users.
The Client Portal is a self-service area for departments that act as consumers of managed backup services. In this portal, users can monitor how much resources they have consumed, deploy Veeam backup agents, manage backup jobs, view chargeback reports, perform basic configuration tasks and so on.
In the Administrator Portal, you can create and manage users for client departments. For details, see Managing Department Users.