Specifying objects

When creating or modifying authorization profiles, in addition to restricting access to specific features, you can also restrict access to specific PATROL Agents, Computer System Configuration Items (CSCI), devices, and other objects. You specify this granular level of access through the selection of objects on the Objects tab of the Profile Details page.

This topic describes the following information about specifying objects: 

Overview of the Objects tab

The Objects tab is where you specify the object restrictions for the authorization profile, as shown in the following image and described the table that follows. 

 ItemDescription
1Associated Objects

Action menu that enables you to provide unrestricted access to selected object types

When you specify unrestricted access to an object type, you cannot also specify restricted access.

2Categories
  • TrueSight Presentation: Objects that you can access in the TrueSight Presentation Server, which includes Configuration Monitoring Administration. 
  • TrueSight Infrastructure: Objects that you can access in the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management product. The determines the list of objects in this category.
3Types       

Type of object available in the selected category

Selecting a type filters the list of available objects.

4SourceHost name of the Presentation Server or Infrastructure object.
5Objects

List of selected objects

To select objects, select the Objects action menu , and select Edit.

Object filtering

For each category, the Objects tab always displays the available types of objects for each category. The data sources determine the objects that exist for a selected type. When you select a category, type, and source, you can then specify individual objects available to the user groups in the authorization profile. The following table lists the types, sources, and objects available for each category.

CategoriesTypesSourceAccessible objects
TrueSight Presentation





ApplicationsHost name or IP address of the Presentation Server




 
Devices 
Event Groups

Using event groups to filter events

GroupsBMC recommends that as solution administrator when you specify a group type object in an authorization profile, ensure that you include group objects belonging to the same tenant in the authorization profile. For example, there are two objects device-A1 and device-A2 under tenant-A. As a solution administrator, if you want to create a group GA to include device-A1 and device-A2, ensure that the group GA belongs to tenant-A. 
Monitoring Policy Configuration Types

Any combination of the following   configuration types:

  • Agent Configuration
  • Configuration Variables
  • Solution Configuration
PATROL Agent ACLsPATROL Agents specified in a PATROL Agent ACL
PATROL SolutionsSolutions that can be configured by creating Infrastructure Management policies
Services
TrueSight Infrastructure




CIsHost name or IP address of Infrastructure Management servers



 
Component Folders 
Event Folders 
Monitor Groups 
Views 

How object hierarchy affects monitoring permissions

Providing access to an object enables access to objects that are subordinate to it, as detailed in the following table:

Object typeSubordinate objects
ApplicationsDevices and groups in the application
DevicesMonitor instances under the device
Event GroupsChild event groups, and events in the event group and child event groups

Groups

Sub-groups, devices, and monitor instances in the group
ServicesDevices and CIs in the service

The following example illustrates how the event group hierarchy affects the monitoring permissions of the users in the authorization profile:

Event group hierarchy:

  By_Location
	   America
    	North America
    	South America
	   Asia
    	India
    	  Metro
    		Delhi
    		Mumbai
    	  Non Metro
    		Pune
    		Chandigarh
    	China

If America is the selected object, then users have access to America and its child event groups: North America and South America. If the selected object is China, which has no child event groups, then users have access to it. When child event groups will be added under China, users will have access to them as well.

Note

You cannot specify monitor-level permission in authorization profiles. To provide access to a specific monitor instance under a device, you must create a group, add those monitor instances to the group, and add the group to the authorization profile. 

To illustrate how the object hierarchy affects the monitoring permissions of the users in the authorization profile, observe how the objects listed under Selected objects map to the objects listed in Monitoring permissions, which lists the objects that users could access in the TrueSight console.

Selected objects

Devices

D1

D2

D3

Groups

Group G1, which contains:

Device D1

Device D4

Group G2, which contains:

Device D5

Device D6

Monitoring instance M1 (from Device D8)

Monitoring instance M2 (from Device D9)

Applications

Application A1, which contains:

Group G1

Device D5

Application A2, which contains:

Group G3

Device D10

Device D7

Monitoring permissions

Console pageAccessible objects
Applications

Application A1
Application A2

 

Device D1 (direct permission)
Device D2 (direct permission)
Device D3 (direct permission)
Device D4 (inherited from Group G1)
Device D5 (inherited from Group G2)
Device D6 (inherited from Group G2)
Device D7 (inherited from Application A2)
Device D10 (inherited from Group G3, which is part of Application A2)

 

Device D1 (direct permission)
Device D2 (direct permission)
Device D3 (direct permission)
Device D4 (inherited from Group G1)
Device D5 (inherited from Group G2)
Device D6 (inherited from Group G2)
Device D7 (inherited from Application A2)
Device D10 (inherited from Group G3, which is part of Application A2)
Monitor instance M1 (inherited from Group G2; cannot view other events from Device D8)
Monitor instance M2 (inherited from Group G2; cannot view other events from Device D9

 

Group G1
Group G2
Group G3 (inherited from Application A2)

Related topics

Role-based access

Getting started with infrastructure monitoring

Managing authorization profiles

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