eGuard: Permissions

The eGuard Permissions page can be found in eGuard at the top tab bar. Permissions allow you to grant and manage user privileges, as well as request access from other eGuard users.


eGuard Permissions Page

Permissions for each level are described at the top of the page:

  • User: View the Permissions, Groups, and Devices assigned to them.
  • Manager: Creation/modification of Groups and assignment/modification of Devices within Groups, in addition to User permissions.
  • Administrator: Assignment/modification of Users in Groups, in addition to User and Manager permissions.

Request Access

If you have no privileges, you may request access from another eGuard user via username. If no other user has permission to the group, eGauge Support will need to be contact to grant initial access to a user.

Create Group Permission

You can only create permissions for users that already have some type of access to a group you administer that appears in the User Permissions table.

You can grant additional privileges to users here, such as to additional sub-groups for groups you administrate.

User Permissions

A table displays of all user permissions to groups you administrate, displaying the group and permission level for each user login. Sub-groups are separated by colons.

Edit Permission Change the user's Group or Permission level.
Delete Permission Revoke the user's access to the group. Only applies to that row permission, if user has access to multiple groups (multiple permission entries) each entry needs to be deleted.

Permission Examples

General Description

For example, given groups:


Here, Fruit is the parent to Pear, and Fruit is also the parent to Apple. If a user has access rights to group Fruit, those access rights also apply to Pear and Apple, and any sub-groups of those such as Fiji.

If a user has access rights to Pear, those rights would not apply to Apple Or Fiji or any devices directly under Fruit.

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 Fiji sub-group.


Example from eGuard

Portfolio page showing 6 Sunnyvale devices



Permissions page showing Sunnyvale permission management

Here is the effective user permission list:

Username Group Device Permission
user Sunnyvale eGauge9996 Administrator
user Sunnyvale eGauge9998 Administrator
user Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9992 Administrator
user Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9993 Administrator
user Sunnyvale: Shared Space 1 eGauge9994 Administrator
user Sunnyvale: Shared Space 1 eGauge9995 Administrator
user2 Sunnyvale eGauge9996 Manager
user2 Sunnyvale eGauge9998 Manager
user2 Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9992 Manager
user2 Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9993 Manager
user2 Sunnyvale: Shared Space 1 eGauge9994 Manager
user2 Sunnyvale: Shared Space 1 eGauge9995 Manager
user3 Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9992 User
user3 Sunnyvale: Main Housing eGauge9993 User


If there were additional groups and devices under Sunnyvale: Main Housing such as Sunnyvale: Main Housing: East and Sunnyvale: Main Housing: West, then user3 would also have user permissions to devices in that group.

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Created Mon, Jun 29, 2020 9:59 PM by aaron
Updated Tue, Jun 30, 2020 10:24 PM by aaron