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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Manage Security with business objects designer.

If you are a universe designer, you will need to specify access levels for groups and users for your universe.

To manage user and group access to your universe do as follow:

  • Tools à Manage Security à Manage Access restrictions
  • The window divided into 2 pans
    • The left pan displays available restrictions
    • The right ban display users and group.

Restrictions:

  • Object level: you can restrict user or group from access a specific object.
  • Row level: you can restrict user or group from access specific rows from specific table based on criteria.
  • Table mapping: display data from another table for user or group.
  • General restriction: connection, control, SQL

Example:

We want to create the following restrictions:

  • Restrict user / group from accessing profit object. (object level)
  • Restrict user / group to display VIP customer's data based on VIP flag column. (row level)
  • Display data for retail users / groups from retail data table instead of displaying it from the corporate table. (table mapping)
  • Limit number of rows retrieved by user query (general)


 

To preview user and group access to your universe do as follow:

  • Tools à Manage Security àpreview net access restrictions.
  • Select user or group that you want to preview access for.
  • Click preview.

Notes:

  • You can create mixed restriction that mix many types of restrictions (object, row, table mapping and general)
  • If you apply the same restriction to more that one group then you can specify priority for them.