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 tags to
a specific tag set. If you don’t set a dynamic tag then the shared space
will present an aggregate of all streams associated with the metric.
In the example above we have are grouping on the ‘region’ tag so the
charts show a breakout by region. Clicking on Generate Link generates
a private, read-only link to a Space that locks in that tag definition.
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 will not be able to
add/remove/reorder the charts on the space.
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!