- Please make sure to read the eGuard Overview before continuing.
- See other related documents in the eGuard Fundamentals chapter.
eGuard has a hierarchical group structure. Devices exist in a top-level group or sub-group of a top-level group. Sub-groups are separated by the parent group with a colon. There is no defined limit for the number of sub-groups that can exist.
An eGuard user may have access to multiple top-level groups and sub-groups, if for example they manage devices for multiple companies.
The above image, taken from the main eGuard Portfolio view, shows 6 devices. They all exist under the Sunnyvale top-level group. There are 4 devices in two sub-groups: "Main Housing" and "Shared Space 1" are both sub-groups to Sunnyvale.
Groups Management Page
The Groups Management Page can be found in eGuard at the top tab bar.
The top page allows you to set a default group to display in the Portfolio view if you have access to multiple groups, or you have multiple sub-groups of devices.
Here you can create sub-groups in any of the groups you administrate. Sub-groups can be created under sub-groups.
For example, this would create a sub-group "East" under the "Main Housing" sub-group of Sunnyvale:
There would now be a group called Sunnyvale: Main Housing: East
Descriptive Example of hierarchy
Fruit: Apple: Fiji
Vegetable: Lettuce: Iceberg
Vegetable: Lettuce: Romaine
Fruit is the parent to
Fruit is also the parent to
Apple (it is a top-level group). If a user has access rights to group
Fruit, those access rights also apply to
Apple, and any sub-groups of those such as
Fiji. No access to
Vegetable or the sub-groups of
Vegetable are granted.
If a user has access rights to
Pear, those rights would not apply to
Fiji or any devices directly under
Similarly, a user with rights to
Fiji would have no rights to devices under
Pear or Apple or
Fruit, only access to those devices under the
Fruit contains no devices in the
Vegetable: Garlic is separate from
Vegetable: Lettuce and all its sub-groups of
A user can have access to any mixture of sub-groups with different permissions. For example, a user can have administrative access over devices in
Vegetable: Lettuce and also have management access to
Fruit: Apple. They would not have access to devices directly in