Aside from being
beneficial from a visualisation and analytical perspective, Hashtags can be
used to control what Users can see when they log-in to Opsview Monitor.
This means you can
navigate through ‘Settings > Hosts’ and ‘Settings > Service Checks’, tag
objects (Hosts/Service Checks) with our previously created ‘superimportant’ Hashtag, and then create a Role that
gives Users access to only view/configure (depending on the configuration
within the Role) objects tagged with ‘SUPERIMPORTANT’. When Users who are
members of the new Role log in, they will only be able to view/configure
objects that were appropriately tagged.
This is a really nice
way of configuring access control; it means once you have configured a new Role
to restrict User’s visibility to just objects tagged with ‘SUPERIMPORTANT’, you
can grant visibility to new objects (i.e. newly added Hosts) simply by
assigning them the Hashtag ‘SUPERIMPORTANT’.