Open Access enables easy sharing of dashboards throughout your organization. Open Access allows users to view a version of the dashboard with simplified interactivity. Open Access dashboards do not require authentication and do not consume Named User licences.
When users view an Open Access dashboard on Dashboard Server v5 they see a version of the dashboard with simplified interactivity. On Dashboard Server v4 Open Access dashboards are server-rendered bitmap versions of the dashboard.
Users can view hover-over text, such as graph figures, and line highlighting on graphs without authentication. Only if a user clicks to drill down to further data or to update the state of an alert, then they will be prompted to log in (if they are not already logged in).
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.
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. See How to publish dashboards with Open Access
You might like to watch this 2 minute introduction to Open Access:
Enabling Open Access
Open Access enables easy sharing of dashboards, that do not require authentication to view. As no user is logged in, the SquaredUp enterprise application (service principal) is used. Open Access dashboards will only show resources, resource groups or subscriptions for which the enterprise application has at least the role of Reader.
Publishing Open Access dashboards
For more information see How to publish dashboards with Open Access
Troubleshooting Open Access
Many issues can be resolved by rerunning the Open Access configuration to ensure that the SquaredUp enterprise application has at least the minimum of the Reader role. See Enabling Open Access
On SquaredUp v5 we also recommend re-running the generate option for the Open Access dashboard experiencing problems from ☰ system > Open Access, and on SquaredUp v4 it is important to check the loopback URL.