Tibco Spotfire Admin Tutorial

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Welcome to Tibco Spotfire Admin Tutorial. The objective of these tutorials is to provide in depth understand of Tibco Spotfire Admin.

In addition to free Tibco Spotfire Admin Tutorial, we will cover common interview questions, issues and how to’s of Tibco Spotfire Admin.


The TIBCO Spotfire Administrator (Admin) is a Spotfire user with administrative privileges. The Admin is responsible for adding users and groups, configuring licenses and preferences, and deploying new packages.

 The Admin can be, but does not need to be, the same person as the TIBCO Spotfire Server administrator. When the Spotfire Server is installed, the server administrator assigns Spotfire Admin privileges to a Spotfire user (and creates it if necessary). This user becomes the first Spotfire Admin. He or she can then assign Admin privileges to other Spotfire users as needed.

Spotfire is a powerful tool for consultants, business analysts, or managers seeking to better understand data and gain richer insights.

Each task available has its own tab in the administration console:

Users - change passwords, include a user in a group, view enabled features for a user.

Groups - create and manage groups, assign members to groups and specify deployment areas for groups.

Deployment - create, delete and rename deployment areas and also change the default deployment area. Upload and deploy new functionality to deployment areas on the server, in order to upgrade the functionality of the clients.

Concerning Groups

Groups are a central aspect of the Spotfire environment. It is important to know the many aspects where groups are used, before designing and creating the group hierarchy on the server.

Groups are first and foremost used to group users into categories. Doing this allows you to specify settings for a group instead of for each individual user. When a settings change is needed, you only need to edit that group, and not each user in it. Settings made for a group are inherited by groups that are members of that group.

Settings are also additive, which means a user that is a member of a group far down in the hierarchy will inherit all the settings from all the parent groups up through the group hierarchy. It is therefore recommended to create groups with a generic purpose high up in the hierarchy, and if needed, create groups with a more specialized purpose further down.

However, not all groups need to be placed in the same hierarchical top-down tree. For example, it can be very powerful to handle licenses via a hierarchical tree, but parallel to that, create a number of separate top-level groups which correspond to another property of your company, such as projects. These groups could be used to handle Spotfire Library privileges.

TIBCO Spotfire Administration Manager

In the Spotfire client, on the Tools menu, you can find the Administration Manager. Use the Administration Manager to:

-Set up licenses and preferences.

-Create new users and groups.

TIBCO Spotfire Library Administration

The Library Administration tool, also available in the Spotfire client, is used to administer the Spotfire Library. Spotfire users publish and share analyses and data with each other using the Spotfire Library.

Use the Library Administration tool to export or import Library content, for example when you need to back up the contents, or to move content from one server to another, such as from a test instance to one used in production.

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