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View Read-Only Access for Coresight users

Allow a PI Coresight Admin to provide viewing (read-only) access to a subset of users. These users will not have the ability to save new displays.

An example might be a university where they would like to give students viewing read-only access to displays available in the system.

Note that this request is different than a kiosk mode which does limit creation of new displays, but does not allow a user to search for data items, perform ad hoc creation of symbols, and does not enable navigation from the displays page.

Note: This was previously Enhancement 106679.

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AdminTodd Brown (Product Manager, OSIsoft) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded  · 

The PI Vision development team has released a new Explorer user type in PI Vision 2017. Explorer users can view and manipulate existing displays and create ad-hoc displays for investigation, but cannot save displays. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here:


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  • SLarson_KBRwyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with Matthew's comment. We would like the ability to limit who can make displays public. The user would have the ability to create and save displays but limit who can make a display public.
    Is this something that is planned and what is the timeline for implementation if so?

  • Matthew K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Rather than read only access, why not limit the ability to make a display public. Anyone, especially students, should be able to learn and understand the too. What you do not want to happen is for everyone to see thousands of displays. So enable the student to create a display, but not make it public.

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