Managing and securing dataspaces in Siren Investigate

Siren Investigate version 11.0 introduces dataspaces, which allow you to easily manage and organize your dashboards, visualizations, and saved objects to separate groups of users, projects, and investigations. Dataspaces can be created on either the same data set or on different data sets, in the same Siren Investigate instance.

Each dataspace may contain different dashboards, visualizations, and reports, depending on what the investigation requires.

You can see the available dataspaces when you log into Siren Investigate by clicking the default dataspace.

The default dataspace

When you log into Siren Investigate, the default dataspace is called HOME. The dataspace you are operating in is called the current dataspace, which contains its own data, visualizations, settings, and objects.

The current dataspace is visible in the bottom left of the menu bar.

The dataspace selection button opens the dataspace management panel, where you can switch to another dataspace by clicking on its short code or you can create a new dataspace.

The dataspace management panel, where you can create, edit, or delete dataspaces.

When you create a new dataspace, you can give it a title, icon, and color as follows:

Assigning a short code

The short code that you define becomes part of the Siren URL and identifies the dataspace that you are logged into.

Note: The short code cannot be changed after the dataspace is created. However, to work around this, you can clone a dataspace into a new one and specify a different short code.

Deleting a dataspace

If you want to delete a dataspace, go to the dataspace management panel. Click Delete this dataspace (the trash can icon) on the same line as the dataspace that you want to delete.

Warning: This action deletes all of the saved objects that are associated with the dataspace and cannot be undone.

Dataspace security

You can control which user roles have access to each dataspace.

In the Shared With field, you can enter a list of Investigate ACL roles that are allowed access to the dataspace.

  • To assign read-only access, select the R radio button.

  • To assign read-write access, select the RW radio button.

Read access

You can provide Read access to dataspaces to ensure that users cannot edit them or create new dashboards or visualizations.

Read-write access

Read-write access gives full access to the dataspace, so that users can edit it and create new dashboards and visualizations within it.

If you need to create a new ACL role, see Defining a new ACL role.

Sharing with multiple roles

You can share access to the dataspace across multiple ACL roles by clicking Add a role (the plus icon).

Siren dataspaces are generic partitions, so you can use them to create completely independent Siren Investigate environments, such as for a multi-tenant environment or to handle different projects.

They are very useful for organizing your project by the roles that you have in your team and for securing the dashboards and visualizations accordingly.

For more information about using dataspaces in Siren Investigate, see the documentation.