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component security in SAP Design studio 1.6

May 03, 2017 at 01:01 PM


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Hello, In Design studio 1.6, do we have the availability of having component level security?

say, I have 6 different charts(components) in the dashboard and the data source is from Universes. And if there are 5 different user profiles each have their own datasets set at Univ level. And, if a user is intend to see only 2 components then the dashboard should show those two and rest 3 should not display.


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Mustafa Bensan May 04, 2017 at 07:21 AM

Hi Vishal,

You can also consider the Identity Controller which is part of the APOS Data Gateway extension for Design Studio. This allows you to access a list of the BusinessObjects security Groups assigned to the logged in user and thereby control what elements are visible based on assigned security group.



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Tammy Powlas
May 03, 2017 at 02:54 PM

Interesting - I hadn't thought of that. I don't think it does this today; on the BW side it relies on BW authorizations. There is a similar idea under review at Idea Place - see

- I encourage you to go vote on that, and add your feedback.
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Okay, but through scripting cant we achieve?

Say, if there is no data to display on the chart for a particular user and through DS(data source) not initialized or data not displayed to a component scripting, cant we hide the component?




Yes, and there was an ASUG presentation on this; however I can't seem to locate it. It was based on a BW data source.