An Administrator or Timeboard creator can make a Timeboard read-only by clicking the gear icon (upper right corner of a Timeboard) and clicking the Permissions link:
Click “Yes” on the confirmation window to make the Timeboard read-only
Only account administrator and the Timeboard creator can activate read-only mode for a Timeboard. Any user in the organization, regardless of administrator privileges, can sign up to receive change notifications for a particular Timeboard.
If a user decides to track changes for a Timeboard, the following Timeboard changes are reported to the user through an event in the event stream:
In order to prevent the above listed changes, an administrator (account administrators + Timeboard creator) can activate read-only view disabling all non-administrator user edits to any tiles or text in the Timeboard, as well as Timeboard deletion.
Even in read-only mode, non-administrator users can still clone the Timeboard, rearrange the tiles, snapshot each tile, and view the tile in full screen. Any tile rearrangement by a non-administrator user does not persist if the Timeboard is set to read-only.
A user can find all events related to Timeboard changes to the Timeboard they are following by searching
tags:audit, <Timeboard_name> in the main event stream, as each notification event is tagged with those two tags.
In dashboards, notifications provide the ability to track changes for audit purposes. Any changes made creates an event in the event stream that explains the change and displays the user that made the actual change.
If any changes are made to your dashboards, see them with the following event search:
This feature can be enabled by following these simple steps:
At the top right corner of a dashboard, click on the gear icon:
Select Notifications option and enable the notifications:
Using Datadog APIs it’s possible to write a script to backup your Timeboard definitions as code. See the following projects as examples of how these backups can be accomplished:
Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: