Administrators use Wavefront Top to understand data shapes, and permissions and access for authorization.

Joanna’s video explains how to use Wavefront top to examine Wavefront spy endpoints.

Renate’s video gives an overview of authorization and explains the difference between global permissions and object-specific access. The other videos show how to create groups, assign permissions, and set up access control in your environment.

Wavefront Top
Wavefront Top

Wavefront Top is a keyboard-driven UI for examining Wavefront `spy` endpoints. You see how to drill down into your Wavefront instance and learn about the data that are being ingested.

Authorization in Wavefront
Authorization in Wavefront

This video explores the components of authorization. Global permissions, assigned to users or groups, determine basic user actions, for example, who can edit dashboards or embed charts. In large production environments, object-level access control lets you completely hide some dashboards from certain users or groups.

Permissions in Wavefront
Permissions for Users and Groups

Permissions are the basis of authorization. You start with default permissions, and can then add and remove permissions at the group level or for individual users. Permissions are additive, so you have fine-grained control. And it's all easy to do from the UI or with our REST API.

Access Control in Wavefront
Wavefront access control

Access control, added in Spring 2019, allows users with Accounts & Groups permissions to add or revoke access for one or more dashboards. You can add and revoke access for groups or individual users. The video explains how to use access control and also discusses the Everyone group and the Super Admin user.