Login PI Admin Group

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Important: The Login PI Administrators Group is created automatically during Login PI installation. Both the local and domain administrators are added to this group automatically. Please be aware that the installer will fail if this group cannot be created (if this happens, you must create the group manually). The Login PI Users Group is also created automatically, but you must add the users manually. If you try to initially install Login PI with a non-Admin user you will receive an error message on screen.

Note: We use the integrated Windows authentication (formerly called NTLM). If you are running from outside of the Login PI domain, the client browser will ask for your credentials, which are sent via cryptographic exchange and verified by the PI Server. For more information, please refer to this page.

Login PI Administrators Group

To manually create the local administrator for Login PI, which enables authorized access to the Login PI Dashboard, please follow the steps below.

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First, right-click the Windows button on your desktop, and open the Computer Management wizard.

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To create a new group, navigate to the Local Users and Groups section in the left-hand column, open the dropdown list and click on Groups.

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Now in the right-hand column, under Actions, click on More Actions / New Group....

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This will open a new window. Please enter these details into the following fields:

  • Group name: PI Admin
  • Description: Login PI local admin group

To add users to this group, click the Add button in the Members section.

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This opens a new window that lets you define the members of the group.

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Click the Object Types… button and make sure only Users is selected. Then click OK.

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Then in the Enter the object names box, enter Administrator and click Check Names.

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This will automatically define the correct object name. Click OK.

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Now click Create.

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You will now see that the new group has been added to the list.

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Login PI Users Group

Admins can add users to this new group, which gives read-only rights to its members. Members of this group can access the Login PI Dashboard and use the reporting functionality (SLA & Charts), but cannot access/change any of the actual application settings.

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To add users to this group, right-click the Windows key on your desktop, and select Computer Management.

Navigate to the Local Users and Groups section in the left-hand column, open the drop-down list and double-click Groups.

You will see a new group located here called: Login PI Users.

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Double-click the Login PI Users group to open it. To add users, click the Add button below the Members section.

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This opens a new window that lets you define the members of the group.

Click the Object Types… button and unmark every checkbox except Users. Then click OK.

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Then in the Enter the object names box, enter the appropriate name of the user and click the Check Names button.

This will automatically define the correct object name. Click OK.

You will then see the new user included in the group. Repeat this process as and when required.

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