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Allow access to restricted Report Writer reports in the SolarWinds Platform

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products except for the following products:


In Orion Platform 2020.2.6, the Report Writer tool is removed from the SolarWinds Platform. Migrate the reports to the web and use the web-based reports.

SolarWinds Report Writer reports respect SolarWinds Platform Web Console account limitations. For security, reports are not available to users with limited accounts unless a SolarWinds Platform administrator specifically provides access.

For more information, see Create users in the SolarWinds Platform and Restrict user access to network areas by applying limitations in the SolarWinds Platform.

  1. Open the Orion Reports folder.

    All reports created or predefined in Report Writer are, by default, stored, in C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\Orion\Reports.

  2. Create a new folder using the name of the account‑limited user.
  3. Copy the reports you want the account‑limited user to see from the Orion Reports folder into the new, account‑limited user folder.
  4. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.
  5. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  6. Click Manage Accounts in the Accounts grouping of the Orion Website Administration page.
  7. Select the account‑limited user, and then click Edit.
  8. In the Reports section, select the Orion Reports folder you created in the Report Limitation Category list.
  9. Click Submit.