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Create a New Account Group


To create an Account Group that can be used for privately sharing RightScale components. 

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  • Requires 'publisher' role on your account.  See the User Role Privileges table for more information.
  • RightScale account must be enabled for private sharing.


An Account Group specifies which RightScale accounts will have access to import a shared RightScale component (e.g. ServerTemplate, RightScript, etc.) from the MultiCloud Marketplace.


  1. Navigate to Design -> Account Library -> Your Account Groups and click New.
  2. Enter a name for the new Account Group. (e.g. My Beta Project)
  3. The next step is to select which RightScale accounts you want to invite and grant access to.  Remember, sharing is done between RightScale accounts and not actual users.  The email address of the RightScale account "owner" will be listed in parenthesis.
           RightScaleAccountName  (
    If you select to invite any of the RightScale accounts to which you're already a member of, an Account Group Email Invitation will be sent to the account owner.   To grant access to an unlisted RightScale account, you must send an Account Group Email Invitation to a user of that RightScale Account that has 'admin' privileges.  (Note: Only a user with 'admin' privileges can accept an Account Group Invitation.)  But be careful!   Remember, a user might have 'admin' privileges in multiple RightScale accounts.  So if you send an email invitation to, he must careful to accept the invitation on behalf of the intended RightScale account.  Since an Account Group Invitation can only be accepted once, if accidentally accepts the invitation for the incorrect account, you'll have to revoke the account's access and send another invitation.
  4. When you're finished, click the Create button to create the Account Group.


Once you've created the new Account Group, you can manage the Account Group and under Design -> Account Library -> Your Account Groups.  You can revoke RightScale account access or send more Account Group Invitations.   The users who received the Account Group Invitation must accept it in order to verify an RightScale account's access to the components in the Account Group.   Once the invitation has been accepted, any user with 'library' user role privileges in the RightScale account that now has access to those shared components will be able to import them from the MultiCloud Marketplace under the "Shared" category.

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