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User rights in "Visual Explorer"

Visual Explorer Connector

In order to access Visual Explorer Connector, you need the Author role. Subtenant users cannot use Visual Explorer Connector irrespective of the assigned role.

For creating, viewing, editing or deleting a data source in Visual Explorer Connector, you need to have the corresponding permission in Visual Explorer.

Visual Explorer

Visual Explorer adopts the user rights from Settings.

The user rights depend on the following user roles:

  • Publisher
  • Viewer
  • Interactor
  • Administrator
Right Role: Publisher Role: Viewer Role: Interactor Role: Administrator
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Managing Content Access

With "Site Administrator" role, you can manage content permissions on the server. Site Adminstrators are responsible for managing user groups, assigning users and granting fine-grained permissions on content (projects, data sources, workbooks, views). Typically, before new users are able to access projects, data sources or workbooks, a Site Administrator needs to assign them to a corresponding user group.

These access rights also apply to Visual Explorer Connector. So, to create a new data source, you need to have the permission to publish on the project. To update an existing data source, you need to have the overwrite permission for it.

User groups is a powerful tool to support the subtenancy context. It can be leveraged to manage different permissions for the users from different (sub-)tenants. At the same time, the underlying data is always protected. Therefore, the users from different subtenants may have access to the same dashboard, but they can only see the data of assets as per their access.

With content permissions, you can also control which views are available for individual users as dashboards in Operations Insight.

For more information, refer to Site Administrator Role and Tasks or on Managing Content Access.

License types user rights

You can purchase Visual Explorer in the license types Creator or Viewer. The following table shows the differences between the license types:

License type Visual Explorer Role
Creator Publisher, Interactor, Administrator
Viewer Viewer

See Tableau® help for details regarding the roles.

For more information about the license types see MindSphere Supplemental Terms.

Quota for license types

For each license type and package size you have a specific quota of licenses.

You consume a license if the following conditions apply:

  • The tenant administrator assigned a role to the user.
  • The same user is logged into Visual Explorer.

A user cannot log in when all the licenses of a license type are consumed. However, the existing users will not be affected.


All licenses in use

Sharing a license among multiple users is not permitted and therefore, licenses cannot be reassigned frequently.

The tenant administrator cannot reassign licenses.

Revoking the access to Visual Explorer via Settings application does not immediately withdraw the license from the user. As a consequence, the user cannot log in but remains on the server and still consumes a license.

When the access has been revoked and the license has not been used for more than four weeks, it will automatically be removed from the user and will become available again.

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Last update: April 18, 2022