This article describes how to automatically or manually enable Open Access.
Open Access enables easy sharing of dashboards throughout your organization. Open Access dashboards do not require authentication and do not consume user licences. Open Access dashboards are only available with the Enterprise edition and above (or a trial licence).
When users view an Open Access dashboard they see a server-rendered bitmap version of the dashboard that updates every minute. Open Access dashboards are non-interactive, which means that users can't click on the dashboard content to drill down to more detail.
When Open Access is enabled, normal dashboards can still be accessed on the normal URL and will work as you'd expect, but individual dashboards can be made Open Access and then accessed from a distinct Open Access URL.
Check the Server Spec and Sizing Guidelines for information about memory recommendations for running Open Access.
Publishing Open Access dashboards
You can choose to use the Open Access navigation bar to give easy access to a range of Open Access dashboards, or simply give users an individual Open Access dashboard URL without the navigation bar.
Troubleshooting Open Access
Most issues can be resolved by rerunning the Open Access configuration or checking the loopback URL and several common problems are listed in our Open Access troubleshooting steps.
Automatically configuring Open Access
Following installation the setup process will automatically configure Open Access. If this stage was skipped you can automatically configure Open Access by returning to that stage of the setup wizard:
- Browse to
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If the setup wizard is unable to configure Open Access you can manually configure Open Access by following the instructions later in this article.
Manually configuring Open Access
Give the SquaredUp application pool account read-only permissions in SCOM:
- If SquaredUp is installed on a Management Server, add NT AUTHORITY\Network Service to a Read Only SCOM role.
- If SquaredUp is installed on a single dedicated server, add the server account (e.g. myserver$) to a Read Only SCOM role.
The SCOM management console does not allow you to add computer or service accounts directly to a SCOM role. Instead you will need to use Set-SCOMUserRole PowerShell cmdlet to add these users.
Open the Operations Manager Shell: Start > Microsoft System Center > Operations Manager Shell.
Complete the following:
Run the following command in your SCOM powershell.
Get-SCOMUserRole | select Name,Id | ft -auto
From the list output select your operations manager read-only group ID and save it as the following variable.
$RG = 'Your Group ID'
From the above list select the name of your read-only group and save as the following variable.
$mg = Get-SCOMManagementGroup
Run the following command, this will get the security role previously set.
$role = $mg.Security.GetUserRole($RG)
You need to add your SquaredUp server to the security role you can do this by running the following command.
Finally run the update command to add this to the role.
Alternatively you can first add the server account to an Active Directory security group and then add the security group to the SCOM role.
Webinar: Open Access - Under the hood
For a more in depth look at how Open Access works you may like to watch the webinar below (40 mins):