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March 10, 2017 By Brian Bozzello

Provide Real-Time Insights To Users Without A Sumo Logic Account

You just finished building some beautiful, real-time Sumo Logic dashboards to monitor your infrastructure and application performance and now you want to show them off to your colleagues. But your boss doesn’t have a Sumo Logic account and your ops team wants this information on TVs around the office. Sound like a familiar situation?

We’ve got you covered. You can now share your live dashboards in view-only mode with no login required, all while maintaining the security and transparency that your organization requires. We’ll even kick things off with a live dashboard of our own.

Share Information with Colleagues and Customers

This new feature enables you to share a dashboard so that anyone with the URL can view your dashboard without logging in. It reduces the friction for sharing information even further so that the right people have the right information when they need it. For example:

  • Colleagues: Share operational and business KPIs with colleagues or executives who do not have a Sumo Logic account.
  • Internal TVs: Display real-time information about your infrastructure and application on monitors throughout your building.
  • Customers: Provide SLA performance or other statistics to your customers.

Granular Permissions for Administrators

Sharing your sensitive information to users without a login is a serious matter. With great power comes great responsibility, and no matter how much you trust your colleagues that use Sumo Logic, you may not want this power being wielded by all of your team members. If you are an administrator, you can decide which users have this permission and educate them on best practices for sharing information within and outside of your organization. By default, this capability is turned off and can only be enabled by administrators on the account.

Protect Dashboard URLs with an IP / CIDR Whitelist

For those who want even more protection over who can view these dashboards without logging in, you can restrict viewers to only those accessing it from specific IP addresses or CIDRs. This works great when you are placing live dashboards on TVs throughout your building and you want to make sure that this information stays in your building. Similarly, you might want to help your internal ops team troubleshoot a problem quickly without logging in. Send them the URL via email or Slack, for example, and rest assured that the information will remain in the right hands. If you decide to remove an IP address from your whitelist, any users connecting from that IP will no longer be able to view that dashboard.

Complete Visibility through Audit Logs

As an extra layer of transparency, you can keep track of which dashboards are shared outside of your organization and see which IPs are viewing them through your audit logs. With this information, you can:

  • Configure real-time alerts to get notified anytime a user shares a dashboard
  • Generate daily or weekly reports with a list of users and their shared dashboards
  • Create dashboards of your shared dashboards – see where your dashboards are being viewed from so you can follow up on any suspicious activity.

Receive alerts when someone shares a dashboard outside of your organization

Use audit logs to see where your dashboards are being viewed from

Learn More

So go ahead – earn those bonus points with your boss and show off your dashboards today! Check out this webinar for a refresher on creating dashboards, then head over to Sumo Logic DocHub for more information on sharing these to users without an account.

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