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Patterns for limitations in the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


When restricting user access to network areas, you can specify the limitation with patterns using OR, AND, EXCEPT, and NOT operators with _ and * as wildcards if the limitation allows pattern matching. See Regular expression pattern matching for details on patterns.

Patterns are not case sensitive.


  • You may also group operators using parentheses, as in the following example:

    (*foo* EXCEPT *b*) AND (*all* OR *sea*) matches seafood and footfall, but not football or Bigfoot.

  • You can limit user access to a specific Machine Type. The following limitation only allows the user to access devices with MachineType of Linux or Linux-Servers:


See Regular expression pattern matching examples for more examples.