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Home > Success Center > Web Performance Monitor (WPM) > Disable or limit view transactions to selected users

Disable or limit view transactions to selected users

Environment

WPM 2.0

Issue:

Web Console users who haven’t any limitations, or any Transaction limitations applied, are able to see all WPM Transactions in the Web Console.

Cause:

The user created a dummy transaction and added this to the account limitation for only a single transaction to prevent other users from seeing other customer transactions. But by default, users can see all transactions.

Resolution:

It is possible to limit WPM users and adjust the user’s menu bar to restrict their access to WPM Transactions and hot have WPM displayed in the menu bar. Performing the following steps will insure specific WPM users who are unable to access WPM resources and WPM Transactions.

Option 1:

Using a limitation of Player Location Name Pattern and using a pattern which is not valid. To create user account limitations, perform the following steps:
  1. Login into the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings in the top right of the web console, and then click Manage Accounts in the accounts group of the SolarWinds Website Administration page.
  3. If you want to limit an individual user account, complete the following steps:
    1. On the Individual Accounts tab, click the account you want to limit.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. Click Add Limitation in the Account Limitations section.
    4. Select the type of limitation to apply, and then click Continue.
    5. Define the limitation as directed on the Configure Limitation page that follows.
    6. Use a name pattern which isn’t valid because this will prevent any transactions from being viewable.

For more information about defining pattern-type limitations, see details below:

Pattern limitations may be defined using OR, AND, EXCEPT, and NOT operators with _and* as wildcard characters. The following examples show how to use available operators and wildcard characters.

Note: Patterns are not case sensitive.

  • foo matches only objects named "foo.”
  • foo_ matches all objects with names consisting of the string "foo" followed by only one additional character, like foot or food, but not seafood or football.
  • foo* matches all objects with names starting with the string "foo,” like football or food, but not seafood.
  • *foo* matches all objects with names containing the string "foo,” like seafood or Bigfoot.
  • *foo* OR *soc* matches all objects containing either the string "foo" or the string "soc,” including footballsockssoccer, and food.
  • *foo* AND *ball* matches all objects containing both the string "foo" and the string "ball,” including football but excluding food.
  • *foo* NOT *ball* matches all objects containing the string "foo" that do not also contain the string "ball,” including food but excluding football.
  • *foo* EXCEPT *ball* matches all objects containing the string "foo" that do not also contain the string "ball,” including food but excluding football.
  • You may also group operators using parentheses, as in the following example.
    • (*foo* EXCEPT *b*) AND (*all* OR *sea*) matches seafood and footfall, but not football or Bigfoot.

Option 2:

Setting the Web Tab Menu Bar to None to avoid the users to see the Web tab in their menu bars when they have no access to transactions. The following procedure is a guide to on setting default menu bar to none.

  1. Login into the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings in the top right of the web console, and then click Manage Accounts in the Accounts grouping of the Orion Website Administration page.
  3. Select the account that you want to configure, and then click Edit.
  4. Scroll down to Default Menu Bar and Views.
  5. The Web Tab Menu Bar should be set to None.  

 

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13:22, 13 Nov 2015

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