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How do library access rights settings work together with device group access rights settings?



Imagine you have devices in device tree grouped together by company branches Then you have libraries that group such devices in all branches based on the application environments they're working for... ie. Application A ... Application Z

Obviously, there will be overlaps as some resources may be shared among multiple application environments.

Then you have libraries that group sensors together based on scope of responsibility ... ie. Library application support, OS support, database support, Network Support etc.

How to make sure that lower level (i.e. per branch) application support can only work with sensors in their own branch but they can view status of whole environment of particular application and higher level (common for all branches) support can work will all sensors that belong to their "application support" library?

How to set the access rights once and have them applied to all new devices based on their membership in device group, in libraries etc?

access-rights groups inheritance libraries

Created on May 11, 2017 10:11:13 PM

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Hi there,

The access rights which are entered on device level are always preferred. If you for example create a read only user and assign read access rights to a group, the user will also be able to see the objects in the library. If the library contains objects for which the read only user does not have any access rights, it will be displayed with (no rights).

Newly created objects will automatically inherit the settings from the object above. Therefore, you need to organize the structure in a way that objects below always inherit the correct setting. It's of course possible to break the inheritance at any point.

Best regards, Felix

Created on May 15, 2017 3:27:58 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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