Who can access an asset?

Asset access in Hyperview depends on two factors:

  • Role-specific privileges
  • Asset-specific privileges

Role-specific privileges

Your user role dictates what kind of privileges you will generally have throughout the application. However, unless you are an Administrator, you may or may not be able to access a certain asset depending on its access policy. Refer to the following table for details.

User Role Privileges
Administrator Has unrestricted, system-wide access to all assets regardless of access policy
Data Center Manager Can manage assets and update custom property values, but cannot discover assets, manage users, or modify application settings
Power User Has Data Center Manager-level privileges, but cannot delete any records
Reporting Has read-only access to Hyperview for reporting purposes
Read Only Has generic read-only access to Hyperview

Asset-specific privileges

Individual assets can have access policies that only grant access to specific users, members of a specific group, or a combination of both. Only Administrators can manage and set access policies. For more information on access policies and access policy management, see Managing access policies.


Regardless of your user role (except for Administrator), if your user account is not included in an asset’s active access policy you will not be able to access it, or even find it in Hyperview. This also applies to assets that were on your watch list (Account → Watched Assets).