Now that we’ve customized our dashboard, it’s time to share it with the appropriate stakeholders. Remember when we were planning the dashboard, and thought about the people who would be using it? It’s time to return to the table we made earlier.
This time, let’s think about the kind of data these users should have access to, and whether or not they can edit the dashboard. Think in terms of the needs of their data collection and their roles.
|Dashboard Objectives||Should they see all dashboard data?||
What kind of dashboard permissions do they need?
||Yes, so they can share high-level data with executives||
||Only the data of their department||
||Only certain pages of the dashboard, which are customized for them||
|Closed Loop Operator||
||Only ticket data||
Once you know what permissions would fit your personas best, we’ll be able to create roles for each persona.
Configuring Dashboard Users
You have to be both a Project Administrator (often the person who made the dashboard project) and a Brand Administrator to perform the actions described in this section. This means you have access to the User Admin tab.
Adding Dashboard Users
It’s time to head back to the dashboard project to check out the User Admin tab. This is where we can add several dashboard users at a time.
You can manually add or upload a file of all the users who will be using your dashboard. As you’re compiling a list of users, keep in mind their respective personas. Certain information is required for every user you’ll upload – for example, first name, last name, email address and, if you have SSO, Username – but there’s additional information you can include that can help restrict their dashboard access.
User attributes, also called metadata, are additional columns of information that you include with your dashboard users. Here are some examples of user attributes you might want to include:
- Team Lead
If you want to use attributes to restrict user data, you need to make sure the survey responses (or CSV) acting as your dashboard data also contain these columns of information. Otherwise, the data won’t be correctly restricted when these users enter the dashboard.
Be extremely careful with how you write the names for these fields in the user file and in the dashboard data. Between the dashboard data and the user attributes, there should be absolutely no differences in spelling, additional characters, or spacing between words. If it’s “Team Lead” in the user file, you should never change it to “TeamLead” or “Team-Lead” in the dashboard data.
- Activate Dashboard is the minimum permission every user needs.
- You can restrict page access with Restrict Page Permissions.
- You can restrict data by user attributes if you select View All Data, choose Restrict Data, and fill out the fields.
- You can allow users to export just widgets, or the dashboard as a whole.
- Edit Dashboard allows the users to edit all aspects of the dashboard, from widgets to theming to settings. It’s just the one dashboard, though.
- You will need to add each dashboard you want a user to have access to.
User types are managed in the global Admin page. They can also affect the access that users in your brand have to ticketing and CX Dashboards.
- Vocalize User: Users assigned to this type are Dashboard Viewers who can use CX Dashboards, but not build surveys. These users also have the following:
- Can create and edit their own CX Dashboards projects, and the dashboards within those projects.
- Can use ticketing.
- Cannot manage dashboard users and roles.
- Cannot map ticket data.
- Participant: Default user type when you add someone in the User Admin tab of a CX Dashboards project.
- Can only access dashboards shared with them, and whether they can edit or have data restrictions is dependent on their role.
- Cannot make their own CX Dashboards projects.
- Cannot access ticketing.
Quick Sharing from Inside the Dashboard
If you do not have access to the User Admin tab of a dashboard project, you can still share your dashboard with other users.
- Click on the Share icon.
- Search for the user or role you want to share the dashboard with.
Qtip: A user who is both a Project and Brand Administrator can make roles for the dashboard, to make sharing faster and easier.
- Select the Type of Access the user should have.
- Use survey data or user attributes to restrict the kind of data this user has access to.
Qtip: A user who is both a Project and Brand Administrator can set up user attributes.
- Restrict the pages of the dashboard that the user has access to.
You did it! You made your first dashboard and shared it with your colleagues. Remember that these steps are here if you ever want to start fresh with a new dashboard. Meanwhile, the rest of the support site has resources to help you dive deeper into more complex CX Dashboards questions and needs. Just use the search bar or the menu to the left to navigate CX Dashboards pages.