How to share Azure portal dashboard?

By | May 16, 2018

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Share Portal Dashboard

You can share Azure Portal dashboard to other users with having access to the same Azure Subscription. You can create your personal dashboards such as Azure service health dashboard, or any other Azure services monitoring or data flow dashboard and it could be useful sharing the dashboard with other in case they need same. In this post let’s have a quick look at how we can share a dashboard and give necessary access to users.

Share Azure Portal Dashboard

To share Azure Portal dashboard, log in to Azure Portal, navigate to your specific dashboard and click on the Share link.

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Share

Publish the Azure dashboard as “Azure Resource” to provide access control. Then provide Role Based Access Control (RBAC) to the Dashboard Resource.

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The following blade will appear post you click on the Share link from the dashboard.  Provide all the required information and then Publish the resource.  As you can see in the following image, a side panel appears to the right of the dashboard. In that pane, you fill out some information and click the Publish button.

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Access Control

When the dashboard is published successfully, Sharing + Access control blade will have new information along with “Manage Users” option.

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Access Control Manage Users

Manage Users will take you to the Access Control (IAM) screen to provide access to required users.

Azure Portal Dashboard as an Azure Resource

When you publish and share the Azure Dashboard, it published as an Azure Resource. You can alternatively provide access to the user by navigating to “Access Control (IAM)” option from this resource as well.

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Azure Dashboard Resource

 

Unshare the Azure Portal Dashboard

When an Azure Portal is already shared, you will find “Unshare” option instead of  “Share”. Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Unshare Dashboard

To unshare the dashboard, click on “Unshare” and the then click on “Unpublish” from the blade.  This will make your dashboard again private.

 

Share Azure Portal Dashboard - Unpublish Dashboard

After you share your dashboard, any further customization would require a publish before it is accessible to others to whom you have shared the dashboard.

Dashboard Unpublished Changes

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Author: Abhijit Jana

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