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Matrix Security in Standard Edition BPC 10.1

Hi Experts

We have a requirement to setup matrix security for Entity and Category combinations. I understand this feature is only available in Embedded rather than Standard.

Anyone have any ideas as to a solution to address?
For clarity – User 1 would have access to CATEGORY=ACTUAL and Entity 1,2,3 and for Category = WORKPLAN only Entity 2. Etc.

Any ideas?
I saw UJ_VALIDATION rules or limiting in the INPUT forms but this is not restrictive enough as users may use the same form for different categories.

Thanks in advance.

Eyal

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    Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 09:15 AM

    Hi Eyal,

    Standard model does not support Matrix security. Validation rules are not a good substitute for authorizations, their purpose is to guide users and to improve data quality. Also, validations don't prevent users from seeing data in a report.

    In case of a matrix organization, the standard workaround is to use a dimension that combines e.g. company and profit center. This approach might not suit your purposes well. Another way, which I really don't like, is to use separate user ID's for different roles. If matrix security is a show stopper, you have one more reason to consider using the Embedded model.

    Sami

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