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Permissions example: View only dashboards for monitoring

In this example, a role for a department has been created. Their job is to only monitor the dashboards; no other function should be available to the user.

The permissions in this topic are to only allow specific functions for the user. You can add additional permissions as needed to create a more robust role.

The permissions to set

  • In the Configuration > Monitoring > Services/Tasks section, select Read Only.
  • In the Devices > Devices View > Dashboards section, select Read Only.

Setting the permission to Manage would also enable the user to add and delete dashboards.

Setting up this type of permissions involves:

  • Creating an access group to include the customers and sites the user can monitor.
  • Set the read-only permissions in a role.
  • Create a user that is connected to the access group and role created.

Create an access group

An access group is a collection of customers or a collection of devices. The access group defines what customers and sites the user will see.

  1. Click Administration > User Management > Access Groups.
  2. Click Add > By Customers.
  3. Enter a name and description for the group.
  4. Select customers and sites from the list.
  5. Click Save.

Set the permissions in a role

A role is a collection of permissions. For this role, you want the technician to see all the dashboards for devices for the selected customers and sites.

  1. Click Administration > User Management > Roles.
  2. Click Create Role.
  3. Enter a name and description, and select the permissions needed for the role.
  4. In the Configuration > Monitoring > Services/Tasks section, select Read Only.
  5. In the Devices > Devices View > Dashboards section, select Read Only.
  6. Click Save.

Create and apply to a user

With the access group and permissions defined, you need to either create a new user, or apply these settings to the user.

  1. Click AdministrationUser ManagementUsers.
  2. Click Create User to add a new user, or click the Login Name of an existing user.
  3. On the Roles tab, click Assign Roles.
  4. Click the check box for the new role and click Assign.
  5. Click the Access Groups tab and click Assign Access Groups.
  6. Click the check box for the new access group and click Assign.
  7. Click Save.

When the user logs into SolarWinds N-central, the navigation pane displays the Dashboard view, which they can click on to review the states of various devices from the configured dashboards.