How to create accounts and add graphs of utilization for customers in Cacti

If you are a network engineer working for with an ISP that
services a large customer base, chances are that you are using Cacti or PRTG.
While PRTG is a paid application, though there is a free version with limited
sensors, Cacti is a free application that does exactly what PRTG does in a
slightly different way. Your customers will like to have access to their
utilization portals where they can monitor their bandwidth consumption in real
time. I am going to show you how you can create user accounts and add their
graphs. For example, if you create an account for user A, only user A’s graph
will be attached to that account. What this means is that user A will only see
graph A when he logs into his utilization portal. See how it is done below.

Login as an administrator and
do the followings:
>> Scroll down and click
on user management 
>> Click on add at the
top right corner of your screen
>> Enter username,
full/descriptive name, password, click on view graph,and other attributes
highlighted on the second image below. Check the box to enable user account. Scroll down and click on create.
>> Click on graph
permission 
>> Choose the graph to
add to the user account, click on the arrow beside deny at the right side of
the screen and choose allow, then click add.
>> Scroll down and click
on save.

After
that, login with the username and password and click on the preview or
list view to access your graph. 

That’s how to create user accounts for customers in Cacti. If you experience any difficulties doing this, please leave me a comment and I’d be glad to help. Thanks for reading and, stay safe.

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Ashioma Michael, a BSc (Computer Science)., MTCNA, CCNA, and CCNP holder with many years of industry-proven experience in network design, implementation and optimization. He has tutored and guided many professionals towards obtaining their Cisco certifications. Mike works as a senior network engineer with one of the leading internet service providers in West Africa.

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