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Thanks for reaching out to us on PISquare. Your question could be interpreted a few different ways, so I apologize if I misunderstand.
If you're looking to remove the toolbar that would display AF attributes in PIVision you can use a URL parameter to prevent the toolpanes from displaying (https://<BASEURL>/PIVision/#/Displays/<###>/<NAME>?mode=kiosk). Setting the mode to "kiosk" in the URL parameter will prevent users from seeing the toolpanes on the left hand side that are typically displayed. That being said, an end user can always get rid of this portion of the URL and the toolpane would show back up.
The other interpretation of this question, if you're looking to make displays that reference AF elements and attributes, but not allow the users viewing them to have Read access on AF databases, this can't be done as PI Vision looks to pass the users credentials who's viewing the display in PI Vision to PI AF to ensure that the user does have permission to see the data (element/attribute security) being displayed.
thank you, the first thing did not come to mind but is interesting to know, my question was indeed the second case. We will have to prevent making too many separate AF's in that case, thanks!
The problem with the "?mode=kiosk" mode is that if the user is smart then all they have to do is remove it from the URL. We need to have the ability to force these features at the display level and at the user level.