Dear All,

As part of regular BusinessObjects Administration activities, we always tend to use Security rights validation for set of users/User groups on periodic basis. Security Query is one of the out of box functionality which enables you to get the list of rights associated with the particular principal on top of a specific BI content. Let us see how security query works.

Security Query menu in CMC

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Security Query creation

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Security Query wizard

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There are 3 different entries that need to be filled for Security query execution.

    1. Query principal -> The User/Usergroup

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   2. Query permission (Optional) – Set of specific rights/all in the list

       All

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     Set of rights

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   3. Query Context – Folder on which rights need to be investigated.

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The Final Security query will be

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Click on OK and the generated security Query results. Selected BI content with in your Query context will be shown as below

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If required you can always export your query results in a flat file and perform your validations

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Security Query execution history

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Exporting Security query to .csv format

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Finally the exported Security query results in a flat file.

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Hope the blog is interesting!! Thanks for reading. In my next blog am going to talk about Relationship Queries. Stay tuned.

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    1. satheesh kumar vadivel

      Hi,

      Is there is a way to get this query execution automated by schedule with excel format.

      Actually we have certain applications which needs to be done auditing on every two weeks.

      So Auditor wants the information in excel report for every two weeks.

      And format is like

      User Name, Member of (group Name), Group security, Folder Name , Folder security.

      I know we can get user name, group name etc with either Query builder or with some Macros. But i dont find any option to fetch relevant security information in the same report.

      As of now we are doing this manually which is really time consuming one. If you have any good idea or experience please share with me.

      We are using BO4.0 SP5.

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  1. Rahul Dhiman

    Hi ,

    Is this information still not available in BO auditing universe ? We want to get user list in a webi report who have access to dashboards , reports and seems like the only way is through CMC – Query results?

    Regards,

    Rahul

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