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Publications dependent on creator?

Hey folks,

I've got a question concerning publications on the BI platform, so in order to illustrate it, presume the following:

A user has all access rights he needs on folder 'A' to create a publication in that folder.

He creates the publication and after some time, his access rights will be removed completely from folder 'A' or he leaves the company and his user is deleted.

What happens to the publication?

Will it continue to run properly or is the publication dependent on its creator?

If the user is deleted, will it continue to run?

If the user has no access rights anymore to the folder containing the publication, will it continue to run?

If you have any information about this, you can share with me, I would be really grateful!

We are currently on SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 Support Pack 8.

BR and thanks,


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    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:07 PM

    If user is deleted who created the Publication then Publication "created by" shift to the Administrator in publication instance history.Same you can check in the Publication instance history.

    Scheduled instance will be failed and you will get the error message "Object failed to run due to insufficient security privileges".Same in case if you remove the user rights on publication.

    in this case better to create some different ID which you can use for scheduling/publication.

    Even you can create this scenario in your environment and can see the impact in different cases.

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 04:43 AM

    Administrator account will be having access to the folder. if the reporting database is not using SSO like then no issues.

    Amit and Dell already given all other details.. hope this helps!

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