If you want to share Spaces with customers, friends or colleagues that
don’t necessarily need access to your entire Librato account you can use
the share feature. This feature allows you to create and manage multiple
private links for each and every space in your account.
On any space you want to share, just click on the share icon in the menu
bar. This brings up the Share Space button and - if you have already
shared this space before - the Share History button.
When you click on the Share Space button it brings up a modal window
that asks you to name the link. This is useful to keep track of what you
used the link for.
Another very useful feature is that you can select to lock the
dynamic source to
a specific source or source pattern. If you don’t lock the dynamic
source, the shared space will present a dynamic source window and the
user will be able to type in the source name. In the example above we
are locking the source to *l2met* so the resulting link will only
show sources containing l2met and will not allow users to manipulate the
source dimension. Clicking on Generate Link generates the private
read-only Spaces link.
The link opens the space in read-only mode without any need to log into
your Librato account. Read-only spaces live-update and allow the user to
change the time frame using the datepicker. Users cannot
add/remove/reorder charts, nor can they create other read-only links.
Aside from allowing you to safely share curated visualizations more
broadly this feature is also really useful if you want to load a space
on public wall-mounted displays without having to log in to an
account. As a final added bonus, read-only Spaces are super-easy to
load on an iPhone and iPad!