Metadata Repository

The metadata repository stores and catalogs logical business definitions of objects that form the reusable building blocks for every report, dashboard, and application across an Usher deployment. This includes all schema objects, application objects, configuration objects, and project settings. The metadata model is at the heart of every project and is stored in a relational database with a predefined structure.


  • Custom
  • Projects
  • Wallets


  • Badges
  • Charts
  • Dashboards
  • Filters
  • Forms
  • Grids
  • Maps
  • Reports
  • Visualizations


  • Cubes
  • Consolidations
  • User Groups
  • Metrics
  • Sets
  • Styles
  • Templates


  • Attributes
  • Hierarchies
  • Users

The building blocks for a secure enterprise.

  • Model: User

    Like most authentication architectures, the Usher platform is built around the concept of a user. Users are defined in the Network Manager interface and exist across physical and logical gateways—so administrators do not have to redefine users when connecting new gateways to Usher.

  • Component: User Group

    User groups are collections of users that share a common set of privileges and permissions. Within Usher, a user can be a part of many different groups. Usher Professional automatically organizes users hierarchically for the purpose of security analysis.

  • Document: Badge

    With Usher, digital badges replace physical IDs, keys, and passwords as the primary method of enterprise access and authentication. Users can be issued multiple badges by role or application. Each badge assigns specific functionality, security settings, and access privileges. For example, an administrator can define when and where a badge can be used and what methods are available for authentication.

  • Application: Wallet

    Wallets are security applications that contain multiple Usher badges. These digital identity badges grant users access to various systems and facilities owned by different organizations. Users can be issued badges based on their role within, or their relationship with, an organization. These badges confer access rights for specific physical and logical assets and control the privileges and functionality that a user has within Usher Professional.