Who can log on to Squared Up?
Squared Up adheres to SCOM role-based access control (RBAC), meaning any SCOM user can log on to Squared Up with their normal windows logon and password. For you this will be your SCOM admin account, but users with other roles - such as Read-Only Operator, Operator, Advanced Operator and Author - may also log on to Squared Up.
While users without SCOM access cannot log in to Squared Up, they can view Open Access dashboards.
How does my Squared Up License affect how many users can log on? What are named users?
Whilst any SCOM user can log on to Squared Up, the number of users is restricted by the number of licenses (Named Users) you have purchased from Squared Up. If for example you have purchased 10 licenses, the first 10 users to log on will get entered as Named Users and will consume licenses accordingly.
Named Users can be managed in Squared Up from the right-hand menu ☰ > system > named users.
While trialing Squared Up, the Trial license provides you with unlimited logons. However, the users must still be SCOM users in order to authenticate.
Named Users Licenses - Full-interactive use
Users who log on to the normal Squared Up URL
http://<servername>/SquaredUpv3 as a fully interactive users, are able to drill down to further information, edit company knowledge, respond to alerts etc, as much as their SCOM role allows, see below. These users will each consume one of the Named User licenses that you have purchased.
How do SCOM roles and permissions affect what they can do in Squared Up?
Squared Up adheres to the role-based access control (RBAC) within SCOM. A SCOM user accessing Squared Up will automatically be restricted to only what their SCOM permissions / RBAC allows them to see. For more information see How do SCOM roles and permissions affect what they can do in Squared Up?
Who can author Squared Up dashboards?
From a Squared Up licensing perspective, any user with a Named User license has the ability to create / edit dashboards.
However, by default, only SCOM administrators are given permissions to manage dashboards in Squared Up.
If you do wish to extend this capability to non-administrators then permissions can be easily extended to other users. See How to manage user profiles.
Open Access: Non-Interactive Dashboards
Simply generate an Open Access URL, or add a dashboard to the Open Access navigation bar, and both SCOM and non-SCOM users can have access to a non-interactive image of the dashboard which updates every minute. For more information see Open Access dashboards.
Can the same user access Squared Up from more than one device?
A user can roam across devices, but cannot connect from more than one device simultaneously. A user can have Squared Up open in several browser tabs on the same device at the same time, but cannot access Squared Up from multiple different browsers at the same time.