Provide several security / DB profiles per user

Etienne CAUSSE
Etienne CAUSSE Customer
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edited April 2018 in Idea Exchange

Context

See Improving security management through easier maintenance of profiles 

 

Issue

In a newly integrated company we have a specific organization when the same team is responsible for both a worldwide perimeter on a product category, and a country perimeter for all products.

They want all the team to have access to the data of both perimeters. Of course I cannot give them the full access.

 

Workaround

We're currently suggesting that they exchange Excel reports extracted from the tool with both perimeters extracted separately but as you can imagine this is catastrophic for efficiency.
Some requested that we create two accounts for each of them but this is bad for security and of course more costly in terms of licences.

 

Idea

It would be very helpful if we could assign two or three DB profiles to a single user or to a single security profile.

An alternative would be to assign several security profiles to a single user.

The idea would be that the user, when logging into the app, has a choice of profiles before opening any app or report.

After he chooses the profile in the list, everything happens as if he had only one.

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  • Product Management Team
    Product Management Team Employee, Group Leader
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    edited July 2023

    Thank you for sharing your idea, Etienne. We appreciate the time and effort you put into crafting your suggestion.

    Great news, this feature is available from the latest releases. The cube visibility and 'Select Entity based on Cube feature for Database security profiles' enhancements will make the DB profile more flexible to adapt to different type of user selection perimeter requirements. Going forward we plan to work on improving the way a user manages the session selection. I have added more info below:

    • Cube visibility - This feature, released in Board 2022 summer release, provides enhanced visibility into the customers' data by allowing them to view and analyze the relevant functional combinations on the reports. This enables them to make more informed decisions and gain deeper insights into their business operations. Learn more about the Cube visibility feature
    • "Select Entity based on Cube" feature for Database security profiles and Roles - This 2023 summer release feature allows for a more granular and flexible approach to security management, where access permissions can be based on individual data Cubes rather than be applied on the entire Data model. This provides greater control over data access and ensures that sensitive information is only accessible to authorised personnel
      Here is the link to the manual: https://www.boardmanual.com/2021/summer/whats-new-release-notes/2023-summer-release/other-enhancements.htm

  • Hi team,

    thanks for the feedback (even 5 years later it' still appreciated :)).

    Cube visibility does solve some challenges, but not all cases can be managed properly through that functionality. It is also more complex to use and maintain than having simply one user with several profiles depending on the session.

    Thanks for the followup.
    Etienne