Access control: Guest mode
The Guest mode is a way to share graphs with people who do not have an account on Linkurious Enterprise.
- Embeddable in 3rd-party applications: the URL provided by the Guest mode can be embedded in an iframe.
- Public link sharing: if you are an authenticated user you can create and share public links to your visualizations.
- Read-only: the data in the database cannot be altered by a Guest user.
- Simplified interface.
Standard user interface:
Guest mode user interface:
By default, the Guest mode is disabled. Enabling the Guest mode is done on a per-source basis so that you can manage the access rights associated with the Guest mode at the source level.
Enabling it is a 3-steps process:
- In the Configuration screen (Menu > Admin > Configuration) activate the Guest mode
- A new user is created in the user list with the email
firstname.lastname@example.org. By default it is not associated with any user group. Assign the Guest user to the Read-Only group, or any custom group if you need to restrict its rights (see the security warnings below).
- Repeat step 2 for each source on which you want to enable the Guest mode as its access rights are managed on a source per source basis.
Once enabled, the Guest mode is available at http://<linkurious>/guest (replace
<linkurious> with the actual host and port of your server).
All people who have access to
/guest will be able to browse the whole database (in read-only mode), even if nobody has explicitly shared a specific visualization with them. You may want to check who has access to
/guest before enabling the Guest mode.
If you have assigned the Guest user to the Read Only built-in user group, all node categories and edge types will be available to see by the people who can access
/guest. If the database contains sensitive data, you should create a custom group with limited rights on the data and assign the Guest user to that group.
Even if the Guest user is assigned to a group that has Write or Delete permissions, Guest mode users will not be able to write or edit data.
When initialized with a visualization, the Guest mode allows the user to expand the graph beyond the content of that visualization. Consider restricting the Guest user access rights if that is an issue.
/guest directly will return an empty workspace.
Using parameters in the URL you can populate the Guest mode workspace with:
- The content of a visualization, using its visualization ID:
- A node, using its node ID:
- A node and its neighbours, using its node ID:
- A search query:
- A saved graph query (standard or template):
- A saved graph query template with parameters:
The Guest user sees the current state of a visualization. Any change to a visualization from an authenticated user will be automatically applied to the public link shared to the Guest user.