Sandbox for Configuring PI Data Archive Security?

Discussion created by kholstein Employee on Jun 16, 2016

Have you heard about the OSIsoft Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs)? These convenient learning opportunities allow you to work at your own pace and on your own time, from the comfort of your own desk!!!


June 27th marks the start of the first facilitated session for our new online course, Configuring PI Data Archive Security Discussion Forum. Through a series of video lectures, you'll learn how configure security on the PI Data Archive using OSIsoft best practices. This includes creating new PI Identities and assigning them custom permissions on different areas of the PI Data Archive, corresponding to the specific security needs of your users. Additionally, this course covers how to tighten down your security model to allow only the minimum permissions needed for users and applications.


If the expert guidance of one of our OSIsoft facilitators isn't enticing enough, anyone registered for this course also gets access to their own set of virtual machines in the OSIsoft Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This configuration is comprised of 6 MACHINES - your own domain controller, two independent PI Servers (one with a sample security model already configured and one with installation defaults, waiting for you to get to work configuring security), a PI Interfaces node, PI Coresight server, and even a client machine to make sure not only your applications can connect to your PI Systems, but also your users!


For reference, the VLE looks a little something like this and matches the setup used in the video recordings, allowing you to follow along every step of the way:


Configuring PI Data Archive Security Online Course VLE Architecture Diagram.png


This course is perfect for anyone interested in gaining hands on experience creating and implementing a highly customized security model for their organization's PI System in a safe test environment.


For more information on our Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs), check out the Online Courses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .


Again, the next facilitated session starts June 27th. See you "in class" soon! Join now!