# Using the Cloud

After logging into the Plexus Cloud (opens new window) a list of project is shown, may they be yours ("Owner" badge showing) or you were invited to contribute with a specific permission level.

Depending on the project you are managing, you will belong to one of the following four roles, which are related to a set of permission, described in detail in the following documentation sections.

# Roles table

Role Info
Owner All the pages are available, and user is granted CRUD (create / read / update / delete) permissions to any resource
Admin All the pages are available, and user is granted CRUD (create / read / update / delete) permissions to any resource, except for deleting the project and managing user invitations
Supervisor All the pages are available, and user is generally granted only read permission to resources, see further details below
Operator All the pages are available except for "Users", and user is generally granted only read permission to resources, see further details below

# Projects

In the projects startup page you can create your own project by clicking on "Create new" and filling the form, or you can enter into an existing one.

Once you select a project, a set of pages are available to navigation, as described in the next paragraphs.

The Settings page can be used to update or delete the project itself, depending on your role.

# Permission levels

Considering a specific project

Role Read Update Delete
Owner check check check
Admin check check clear
Supervisor check clear clear
Operator check clear clear

# Devices

In this page you are able to link one or more PlexusLAB device(s) to the project, as well as connect to the PlexusLAB using its direct link (for example a public address, if it exists), or by opening a tunnel.

To open a tunnel, click on the "Open" button under the "Tunneling" column and wait for the corresponding PlexusLAB device to detect your request and do the hard job for you. You should see a button to open the tunnel link after ~10/15 seconds.

# Permission levels

Role Create Read Update Set Tunnel Status Delete
Owner check check check check check
Admin check check check check check
Supervisor clear check clear check clear
Operator clear check clear check clear

# Blackbox

In this page you are able to view the blackboxes set up from the PlexusLAB.

You can select a chart by using the dropdown, select specific time ranges directly on the chart and reload more accurate data for the actual zoom you are using.

WARNING

Keep in mind that only a limited set of records (points) is actually showed according to the diagram time range. The larger the time range you select, the more disperse the points are; viceversa, the shorter the time range is, the more frequent the points are.

A good rule of thumb is to remember that ~2500 equally distributed points are downloaded and drawn in the window (it would be too heavy for the browser to load more). Every time you focus the diagram on a smaller time range, the Zoom function turns available to reload the data again on the new time range to download more precise results on that specific range.

Once a chart is loaded you can trigger a report generation, if any report was configured for the current device you are actually monitoring. Click here for more informations about the report generation.

# Reports

In this page you are able to manage one or more reports for your devices, as described in details here.

You can use reports to extract and produce CSV or PDF files with simple or combined data coming from your blackbox. For example:

  • if you measure the weight of a fluid using an analog sensor, you can evaluate the weight loss in a specific time range
  • if you acquire the status of a valve (open/close), you can count how many times it opened in the last 24 hours
  • and many more! You are free to build variables and combine them to create complex functions and outputs, always defining a time scope of your choice

# Permission levels

Role Read Update Delete
Owner check check check
Admin check check check
Supervisor check clear clear
Operator check clear clear

# Alarms

In this page you are able to view the alarms raised from the PlexusLAB device(s) you linked to the project.

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You can turn on or off email notifications by toggling the "Active" / "Silent" button.

# Permission levels

Role Read Delete
Owner check check
Admin check check
Supervisor check check
Operator check clear

# Backups

In this page you are able to view the backups sent from the PlexusLAB device(s) you linked to the project.

# Permission levels

Role Read Delete
Owner check check
Admin check check
Supervisor check clear
Operator clear clear

# Users

In this page you are able to view the users that can operate on the project, and their role.

WarnUsers page is unavailable for an "Operator" user.

Only a project owner can edit the user list, and invite existing Plexus Cloud users by using their email address and assigning them a role.

# Settings

In this page you are able to view the project details.

WarnProject Key field is hidden for an "Operator" user.

# Permission levels

Role Read Update Delete
Owner check check check
Admin check check clear
Supervisor check clear clear
Operator check clear clear
Last Updated: 8/3/2021, 1:02:24 PM