Choosing Access Level for Users

Before you create a user ID and choose an access level, consider the following questions:

  • How many users do you want to create?
  • What functions do you want the users to access?
  • Where will you store information about the users?

Here are the access levels to consider when setting up users:

  • A system-wide administrator access allows users to:
  • Create other user accounts
  • Access all applications and services running on this processor (groov Manage, groov View, etc.)
  • Change the passwords of other accounts
  • Sign out any and all users currently logged into this processor
  • Disable the control engine
  • A system-wide administrator also receives a unique API key. This key is used by software clients that need to access (read/write) data (API endpoints).

NOTE: An administrator cannot delete their own account. Another administrator however, can delete this account.

groov Manage access is an administrator-level function, so if the user is a system-wide administrator, they have access to groov Manage. If the user is not a system-wide administrator, they do not have access to groov Manage. 

NOTE: Access to groov Manage can only be set by a system-wide administrator. 

groov View access has several levels including:

  • Editor
  • Operator
  • Kiosk
  • None
  • Node-RED access is either Editor or Off.

NOTE: For system-wide administrators, Editor is the automatic and only access level for Node-RED. For all other users, you can set the access level to either Editor or Off. 

PAC REST API access has several levels including:

  • Read-Write
  • Read-Only
  • None


Overview of access levels including:

  • System-Wide Administrator
  • groov Manage access
  • groov View access
  • Node-RED access
  • PAC Rest API access