Give dashboard access, share links to dashboards and charts, and create embedded charts.

You can

  • Share a link to a dashboard or chart so someone else can see what’s going on.
  • Share access to a dashboard if the user is not in a group that has access to that specific dashboard.
  • Embed an interactive chart outside Wavefront.

Wavefront allows you to share dashboards and charts with other authorized users of your environment. We support two options:

  • Live view – Changes as you make changes to the dashboard.
  • Current view – Links to a snapshot of what you’re looking at right now.

Note: If access control is on, and you share a link with a user who does not have view access, the user cannot view the dashboard. You have to share access before you share the link.

To share a dashboard using a link

  1. Navigate to the dashboard and click the Share Dashboard icon.

    share dashboard icon

  2. Select the Shared Links tab and click the button to copy the link you want to share:

    Share link to the LIVE display The link recipient will see, at any time, what you see. As you make changes, the other user can see them. The time window associated with your live view URL link is based on your selection on the time bar. For example, if you select 10m, the result is a live view URL link with a 10 minute view.
    Share link to the CURRENT display The link recipient sees what you’re seeing right now. Even if you make changes, the link recipient only sees the snapshot of the dashboard at the time you copied the link.

Share Access to Dashboards and Charts

If the Security system preference is set to allow access to new objects only to Creator, the following users can share dashboard access with other users and groups:

  • The dashboard creator
  • Super Admin
  • Any user who has View & Modify access because someone already shared access to the dashboard with that user.

To grant or revoke dashboard access

  1. Navigate to the dashboard and click the Share Dashboard icon.

    share dashboard icon

  2. Click Users & Groups
  3. To grant access:
    1. Start typing in the View Dashboard or View & Modify Dashboard field.
    2. Select the group or user to give access to and click Update
  4. To revoke access, delete the group or user and click Update.

Embed a Chart in Other UIs

Wavefront supports the ability to embed an interactive chart outside of Wavefront. You must have Embed Charts Permission to create embedded charts.

To embed a chart:

  1. Open the chart you want to embed in the chart editor and click the embed icon (<\>).

    embed_chart_icon

  2. Click Create. A dialog containing an HTML code snippet like the one below displays:

    embed_chart_snippet

  3. Copy the snippet and paste it into the desired location. You can adjust the width and height parameters.