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Lumira Security

I’m working on a customer where I’m responsible to setup BO security for Lumira. I’ve hit a few issues along the way. Some of the issues I wasn’t able to find in any google search or post and some I was able to find. So I’d like to share this with the community.

This will be a living blog as I work my way through setting up security for Lumira at the customer.

Their requirement is have 2 types of users:
1) Users that can view Lumira reports
2) Users that can develop new reports and modify existing reports.

The customer is taking on the full self service model, where end users will be the developers of reports.

Now the technical stuff:
– BI 4.2 SP3
– Lumira 1.31.1
– BW 7.3
– SAP Mobile 6.4
– Lumira connects to BW through a BICS connection

Okay now to explain some business scenarios.
Scenario 1)
– A development user has created a Lumira dashboard using the desktop tool. They want to save it to the BI Launchpad. They get the following error message:

They also find they get a similar error message when trying to edit and over-right existing Lumira documents.

The access level assigned to that folder should have the following two General Rights set to ‘Allow’…see below:

Scenario 2)
– Users want to view reports through a mobile device such as an iPad. This feature is standard configuration in BI 4.2. This standard configuration does not leverage the mobile categories on the BI Platform. This means that anyone and everyone can see Lumira reports on their mobile device. This is a Problem!!! But thankfully there is a way to disable this…with instructions from the SAP Admin Guide. Once disabled, you can create mobile categories with security, so you can control what mobile reports people see…including Lumira. See configuration below:

Source: SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iOS Admin Guide

Hope this helps, I’ll post more as I find it. Or leave questions in the comments below.

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      Author's profile photo Ajay Gupta
      Ajay Gupta


      You can NOT set Access Rights using General.  If you users to have different permissions to the Lumira Objects then you need set Access Right to the CONTENT > LUMIRA, see screen shot below



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      HI Ajay,

      In my blog i'm showing the configuration for allowing a user to save new Lumira reports and over-right existing Lumira reports. I believe the screen shot you have supplied only allows users to View and Refresh Lumira reports.
      I have tried your suggestion and it does not work for me. I have also tried ticking the Add and Edit access in the Content > Lumira also does not work for me.
      This is what I tried:

      The User still gets the same error message.

      Author's profile photo Ajay Gupta
      Ajay Gupta


      When you apply security using Access Rights, it is applied in 3 areas (Content, Application & System).  In you case you need to have Access Right to first give them different levels of access to the Application and second they need Access Rights to the content (folder).