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GUIDE: Give users different access to features

Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:18 pm

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GUIDE: Give users different access to features

This guide is a simple example on how to give different "Roles" of users rights to do different things in the application. In this particular case access to different "Views".

First you create tags for the groups of vehicles you want to display.

1. Select Admin -> Tags from menu in VehicleTracker
2. Click "Add New"
3. Enter a Name.
4. Check all vehicles you want included.
5. Click Save.
6. Repeat for each group of vehicles you want to display.

Now you need to create "Views". A View assigns a Tag of vehicles to something you can display on the map.

1. Select Admin -> Views from menu
2. Click "Add new"
3. Enter a Name.
4. Check the tags of vehicles you want included in the view.
5. Click Save.
6. Repeat for each view you want to create.

If you now go to the "Map View" you will see all the views you created in the drop down above the map to the left. Test switch view and you will see the groups of vehicles displayed on map.

An finally you should assign different Roles to be able to see specific Views.

1. Select Admin -> Features from menu.
2. Click on "Create a copy" for "_Operators"
3. Enter a Name.
4. Check all users you want included in this Role.
5. Under Views -> _ReadViews select the Views you want this Role of users should be able to see.
6. Click Save.
7. Repeat for all Roles you want to create.

Roles and Features are the core concepts to build up groups of users that are assigned to do specific tasks.

Related Topics

Create views and workspaces using roles for a group of users

GUIDE: Give users rights to see specific reports.

In GpsGate Server v3.1 it is recommended to use the _ReadData privilege to accomlish the same thing

The _ReadData privilege and _Me tag introduces a whole new concept on how to setup your customer applications. Reports, Views and Event Rules can be made much more generic and you control who can see what using _ReadData and _Me. This will save you a lot of work.

Using _ReadData to determine who can see which vehicle data

Using the _Me tag to only see your own data


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