Template Maps Basic Settings Layout Public Access

Basic Map Settings

Map Name

Enter a meaningful name for the map.


Enter one or more tags, separated by space or comma. For example, you can use tags later to search for the map. Tags are not case sensitive.

icon-i-roundIt is not possible to enter tags with a leading plus (+) or minus (-) sign, nor tags with parentheses (()) or angle brackets (<>).

Security Context and Color Mode

Define the user account that the map will use for access to monitoring data. The map will only contain objects that the selected user is allowed to view. This setting also affects the color mode of maps that are displayed without a PRTG login (public maps). In this case, the color mode setting from the security context user is taken.

Choose a user account from the list. Which user accounts are available depends on your configuration. By default, the security context is the user account that created the map. PRTG System Administrator users can change this setting.

icon-i-blueBasically, the security context is the minimum access right a user account has when viewing a map. If the security context of a map is PRTG System Administrator, every user account will see all objects on the map, no matter what the particular user rights are.

icon-i-roundMap objects of the type Data Tables, for example, include entries according to the security context, but the table headings regard to the rights of the particular user account that views the map. Because of this, a user might see more objects in the table itself than denoted in the header.


Define the timezone that the map will use for all date-specific options. Select a timezone from the list.

Tag Filter

This setting affects table map objects. Enter one or more tags separated by spaces or commas to include sensors in tables. Only sensors with one of the tags entered here will appear in this map's data tables, including sensors that inherit tags from parent objects.

Enter a string or leave the field empty.

icon-i-roundFor some map objects like sunburst and treemap, the tag filter applies to devices, groups, and probes. If you use only tags of sensors, these map objects will not appear on the map. Filtering sunburst and treemap objects with multiple tags may not work properly and is not officially supported.

icon-i-round-redUse this setting with care because it will affect all tables of the current map!

Map Layout

Map Width

Define the width of the map in pixels.

Enter an integer value.

Map Height

Define the height of the map in pixels.

Enter an integer value.

Automatic Scaling

Define if you want the map to automatically adapt to your screen size. Choose between:

  • Scale map view to fit browser size: The size of the map automatically adapts to the size of your screen. Choose this method if the map is shown on various screens with different resolutions so that it uses the available space in the browser window in the best possible way.
  • Do not auto-scale map view: The map always uses the width and height that you define above.

Background Picture

Define if you want to use a background picture for the map. Choose between:

  • Use an image in the background of the map: Use a custom background image that you define below.
  • Do not use a background image: Do not use a background image.

Background Image

This field is only visible if you enable Use an image in the background of the map above. Click the Select File button and select an image from your computer or network.

icon-i-roundOnly images in the format JPG, PNG, and GIF are supported. The file size must be smaller than 20 MB. If you try to upload other images, you get an error message.

Background Color

Select a background color for this map. Either enter a hex color code or choose a color from the color selector. The hex color code field will always display the currently defined color.

Public Access

Public Access

Define if others can see the map. Choose from:

  • No public access (map cannot be viewed without login): Do not allow public access to the map. Only users with both a login to the PRTG web interface and sufficient access rights can see the map.
  • Allow public access (map can be viewed by using a unique URL): Allow access to the map using a unique address. The URL contains a key that you can change below. The map will be an interactive public map.
  • Allow public access, disable all links except for Geo Maps (map can be viewed by using a unique URL): Allow access to the map using a unique address. The URL contains a key that you can change below. If you choose this option, all links on the map are disabled, so it will be a non-interactive public map.
    icon-i-blueThis option does not apply to geographical maps embedded in your map. It is not possible to disable the links in map objects that contain a Geo Map. Workaround: Place an empty, transparent square object over the Geo Map object and link it to an unrelated URL.

icon-i-roundMaps with public access are displayed using the color mode from the security context user. See Security Context and Color Mode for more information.

Secret Key

This field is only visible if you enable a public access option above. The key is automatically generated. It is part of the public URL for the map. You can also enter a customized string.

We recommend that you use the default value.

icon-book-arrowsFor more information on public access, see section Get HTML.

icon-i-round-redThe characters comma "," and colon ":" are not allowed in the secret key field!