3 minute readApplies to: v4

How do SCOM roles and permissions affect what users can do in SquaredUp?

SquaredUp adheres to the role-based access control (RBAC) within SCOM. A SCOM user accessing SquaredUp will automatically be restricted to only what their SCOM permissions / RBAC allows them to see. This is true for everything within SquaredUp, whether that's dashboards, performance reporting, individual objects and so on.

For example, if a user accesses a dashboard that contains items that his RBAC do not permit him to access, then those will not be visible to him within SquaredUp. These users will each consume one of the Named User licenses that you have purchased.

  • Administrators can edit, create and delete dashboards in SquaredUp, and run tasks such as maintenance mode.
  • Authors can edit Company Knowledge.
  • Operators can edit and delete alerts and run tasks. See How to allow SCOM Operators to edit Company Knowledge
  • Read Only Operators can drilldown on dashboards, but cannot edit/delete alerts or run tasks.

This TechNet article lists the SCOM roles and permissions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh872885.aspx

While users without SCOM access cannot log in to SquaredUp, they can view Open Access Dashboards.

By default any SCOM user logging on to SquaredUp has access to view pages, but only SCOM admins can create pages and perform other administrative tasks. Team folders allow permissions to be configured to control viewing and authoring dashboards and their navigation structure.

SCOM administrators

Only SCOM administrators are able to carry out the following in SquaredUp:

How to make a user a SCOM user (How to assign members to SCOM user roles)

  1. In the Operations Manager (SCOM) console, click Administration (bottom left).
  2. Expand Security and click on User Roles.
  3. Right-click on the user role you wish to add your user to, for example Operations Manager Operators, and click Properties.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Type the name of the user (or group) that you want to add.
  6. Click OK, and OK again.

    User Role Properties

Who can log on to SquaredUp?

SquaredUp and the SDK user limit

An overview of SquaredUp Licensing

Team Folders

About Role-Based Access Control

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