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Populate the users.XML file with placeholder usernames

The number of users who can log on to Squared Up to view normal interactive pages is restricted by the number of licences (Named Users) you have purchased.


Named User licences are allocated automatically on a 'first come, first served' basis when new users (SCOM users) log on to Squared Up and each unique domain\username logon identifier requires its own Named User licence. If, for example, you have purchased 10 licences, the first 10 users to log on will get automatically entered into the users.xml file as Named Users and will consume licences accordingly. 


You can manually populate the users.xml file and even fill the users.XML file with placeholder usernames to prevent the automatic allocation of licences, and therefore stop non-named users accessing interactive pages.


For more information see Managing Named Users (Licensing)

 

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <NamedUsers>
    <NamedUser>
      <UserName>mydomain\placeholder1</UserName>
    </NamedUser>
    <NamedUser>
      <UserName>mydomain\placeholder2</UserName>
    </NamedUser>
  </NamedUsers>
</NamedUserData>

Open Access Dashboards

You can supply users with open access dashboards which require no authentication, are not interactive and can be shared unlimitedly. This allows you to control what URLs are created and can be viewed, the restriction of interactivity also offers an extra layer of reliability. For more information on this see the following; Open Access Dashboards.


Edit SCOM roles to restrict what users can see in Squared Up

See How do SCOM roles and permissions affect what users can do in Squared Up?


See also:

Managing Named Users (Licensing)

An overview of Squared Up Licensing

Who can log on to Squared Up?