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In our previous blogs we have analyzed various components required for Designing security model such as List of available rights, possible user categories and finally the Security models. Before taking deep dive in to each model we need to organize BusinessObjects content at below levels

  • Reporting folders
  • Universe folders
  • User hierarchy

 You can have a look at below articles to know more about organizing contents (Content Management Plan)

BusinessObjects Administration – Content Management Procedure

BusinessObjects Administration – Content Management Plan

And the next step would be identifying required rights for each user category. You should make use of Custom Access Levels for each user category.  Refer my external blog here to understand about Custom access levels

Based on the requirement create list of rights necessary for each user category.  Consolidated list of all the rights and a custom access level grouping for admin group is depicted below.

BI 4.x Master rights


Delegated Administrators Access level


I also attached prototype of the document with this blog.  Since .xls doesn’t supported, I have exported it to .txt format . Make use of it if you want to utilize it to your requirement. Thanks for reading once again.

Related blogs

BusinessObjects Administration – Setting up security model – An easy way to configure and manage

BusinessObjects Administration – Setting up security model – Part II

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  1. Former Member

    Good blog Mani. This series of blogs really help administrators/architect to come out with a processed security model during Upgrade projects.

  2. Henrik Englesson

    Your blogs is really good Mani! Keep on, and you will make the BO-world be better!

    Is there a way to get the rights-setting for every tiny setting, for everyaccess-role, in a excel/separeted format?

    (Collection, Type, Right name, Status, Apply to)

    What I want to do is to create custom access levels starting from the standardsettings and add or remove specific rights.

    And, is there anywhere a description of what every tiny setting actually mean? Today I use to test and see what happens, but its not very efficient. Some of the setting is a bit cryptical described.


  3. Former Member

    Very informative blog. I was configuring security settings for webi features and this blog helped. I was wondering if I get detailed information about the security options.



  4. Former Member

    Hi Mani,
    Could I also get a copy of the spradesheet or text file?
    My email is michael<dot>welch<at>canada<dot>ca

    Many thanks again for your content here.

  5. Former Member

    Great blog series – thanks for posting.

    Could I too get a copy of your CALs xls emailed over? I have produced my own list and would like to compare <>



  6. mohd fahad

    Hi Mani,

    Great blog well organized and very informative. Im setting up security roles and your blog is a great help to streamline nature of role.

    I would highly appreciate if its possible for you to share detail level spreadsheet with me at

    Thanks for great post keep it up.





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