Our cacti installation is used both internally and by (a few of) our customers. What we're trying to achieve is that we can easy grant access to the graphs of a specific customer to the user account of that customer.
Ideally the graph tree structure would look like this:
| | |_Customer_01_Host_01
| | |_Customer_01_Host_02
| | |_Customer_02_Host_01
Currently building up this tree isn't the problem. The problem arrises when we want set the tree permissions for a given user account. In the user management console it only lists the (sub)trees directly under the root, but not the subtrees below them. Furthermore we don't really want Customer_01 to see the complete Customers tree, since they have no business knowing our other customers even if they dont have access to the actual graphs. So when Customer_01 logs into cacti, we want him/her to just the graphs/hosts/etc below Root->Customers->Customer_01.
Right now the solution we're using is to put the Customer_XY trees directly
under the root. But this clutters the tree too much to our likings, expecially with the number of customers that want access to their graphs growing drastically.