Restrict Widget Edits

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12-30-2015 09:26 AM
TiffanySelvidge1
Occasional Contributor III

Does anyone know a method to restrict editing on the widgets? The operations dashboard I am developing will be used by multiple people. I do not want everyone to be able to make changes to the widget configurations. Run queries, use the filters and re-arrange widget locations are all fine but changes to the configurations are not.

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JakeSkinner
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If a user makes a change to a widget, they will just need to close and reopen the Dashboard to revert all the changes they made.  If they do 'Save' their changes, there are saving a copy of the dashboard.  They can still open the original dashboard you created.  Think of the dashboard as a web map you created.  If you share this web map with me, I can make any changes I'd like (i.e. add additional layers, apply filters, etc), but I can only save a copy of this web map.  I cannot save changes directly to the web map you created.

Also, if the user is only a 'Viewer' in the ArcGIS Online Organization, they will not have the ability to edit widgets and save a copy of their edits.

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JakeSkinner
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Hi Tiffany,

A publisher or administrator that has access to the Operations Dashboard will have the ability to edit/remove/add widgets, but they will be unable to save and overwrite that specific dashboard.  When the user clicks Save, they will be able to save a copy of the changes they made to their content.  The original dashboard will be unaffected.

TiffanySelvidge1
Occasional Contributor III

Then there is no method to have the Dashboard view and run queries only? I am thinking about when people make a change to a widget, can't fix it back or make the change workable and then I will be the one in charge of repairing the widget so they can view what needs to be viewed.

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JakeSkinner
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If a user makes a change to a widget, they will just need to close and reopen the Dashboard to revert all the changes they made.  If they do 'Save' their changes, there are saving a copy of the dashboard.  They can still open the original dashboard you created.  Think of the dashboard as a web map you created.  If you share this web map with me, I can make any changes I'd like (i.e. add additional layers, apply filters, etc), but I can only save a copy of this web map.  I cannot save changes directly to the web map you created.

Also, if the user is only a 'Viewer' in the ArcGIS Online Organization, they will not have the ability to edit widgets and save a copy of their edits.

TiffanySelvidge1
Occasional Contributor III

Excellent, that sounds good. Thank you for your help!

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